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 http://research.google.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?