# What are the prospects of research in database field?

I have been working with database management systems, and would like to focus on research in this very area some day.

I was having a look at the various research labs around the world,

http://www-07.ibm.com/in/research/
http://research.microsoft.com


but did not find any dedicated Database research groups, or any exciting activity in this area.

How do the research prospects in the Database field look like?

• Nowadays, interesting Database research has morphed into areas such as data mining and information retrieval and search. Microsoft has one and they call it Information retrieval and management research area. – Mohammad Al-Turkistany Nov 14 '10 at 11:40
• Googling "database research" turns up ample results, including research.microsoft.com/en-us/groups/db. – Dave Clarke Nov 14 '10 at 13:11
• I think you should do more googling. I know for a fact that the first 2 research labs you mention have dedicated database groups, and googling for "database research" and the company name comes up with them. – Mark Reitblatt Nov 14 '10 at 21:43