Database Architectures group news
ADS Data & Drinks on Machine Learning and MotherDuck
You are cordially invited to a free “Drinks & Data” meetup (organised by CWI and ADS) with three prominent speakers from the CIDR2023 conference.
CWI spin-off DuckDB Labs partners with MotherDuck, who raises $47.5 million
CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs helped create startup MotherDuck, which aims to connect DuckDB to the cloud. MotherDuck managed to raise $47.5 million, they announced this week.
In Memoriam Martin Kersten
Sadly, Prof. Dr. M.L. (Martin) Kersten (1953-2022), fellow of CWI and emeritus professor of computer science at the University of Amsterdam, passed away on 6 July 2022
NWO VIDI grant for Hannes Mühleisen
He will work on designing a new, de-centralized data storage architecture where user’s data stays under their control.
CWI database research at the root of Silicon Valley success
CWI researcher Peter Boncz was interviewed by Het Financieele Dagblad about the CWI roots of two successful Silicon Valley companies: Snowflake and Databricks. Both make software to store and process data.
How CWI researchers helped fight the corona crisis
During more than a year and a half of the coronacrisis, CWI researchers worked on epidemiological models, apps for contact tracing, statistical methods for drug trials and vaccination strategy.
New CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs: Solutions for fast database analytics
CWI researchers Hannes Mühleisen and Mark Raasveldt founded the spin-off company DuckDB Labs. The company provides services and development for DuckDB, an open-source database management system aimed at efficient data analytics.
CWI Fellow Martin Kersten receives Royal decoration
Database pioneer Martin Kersten has been awarded a royal decoration today. Kersten was appointed Knight in the Royal Order of the Netherlands Lion, recognizing his merit in pioneering database research.