Database Architectures group news

Database startup MotherDuck raises $52 million to grow DuckDB-based platform

Duck DB database technology was developed at CWI by the Database Architectures group.


Best paper award at International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

CWI’s Database Architectures group was recognized for the paper “The LDBC Social Network Benchmark: Business Intelligence Workload”.

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Hannes Mühleisen gives keynote on DuckDB during global data event

During the Data + AI summit in San Francisco, senior researcher Hannes Mühleisen gave a keynote on the creation of DuckDB. For 50,000 listeners he spoke about the observations and insights that …


DuckDB: Introducing a new class of data management systems

As CWI database architecture researchers, Hannes Mühleisen and Mark Raasveldt invented a new, much more efficient database technology for analysis. After its introduction in 2021 it now reaches two million downloads per …

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Why does everybody hate databases?

Interview with CWI researcher Hannes Mühleisen about the birth of DuckDB, a database management system he co-developed for people who avoid working with traditional databases.

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Peter Boncz appointed ACM Fellow

CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Boncz is specifically selected for his contributions to the design of columnar, …

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Co-founder DuckDB selected Technology Talent of 2023 by magazine De Ingenieur

Former CWI researcher Mark Raasveldt is one of 15 Technology Talents of 2023 selected by magazine De Ingenieur.

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Hannes Mühleisen appointed as professor at Radboud University

As of January 1, Hannes Mühleisen has been appointed professor by special appointment of Data Engineering at the Faculty of Science's Institute of Radboud University.

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