Database Architectures group news
CWI Lectures on database research
This year’s edition of CWI Lectures revolved around database pioneer and CWI fellow Martin Kersten. Several international speakers discussed recent advances in their database research. Video recordings of the event are now …
Snowflake’s co-founder Marcin Żukowski reflects on his time at CWI
“I knew it had amazing potential”, says Snowflake co-founder Marcin Żukowski, looking back on his time as a PhD researcher at CWI. In his PhD thesis, published in 2009, Żukowski described the …
CWI PhD graduate founded record IPO company Snowflake
Data-warehouse company Snowflake went public this week, reaching an extraordinary market value of $70.4 billion, the largest IPO for a software company ever. Snowflake offers cloud-based data warehousing, whose data storage and …
Integrating data science and relational systems
Data scientists have largely overlooked relational database systems, even though these could greatly help their research. The systems did not gain traction, because combining them with databases proved to be slow and …
Stefan Manegold wins 2020 SIGMOD Contributions Award
CWI researcher Stefan Manegold has been awarded the 2020 SIGMOD Contributions Award. The award recognizes his innovative work in the data management community to encourage scientific reproducibility.
Meet Turing Award winner Michael Stonebraker at ADS Meetup
In the wake of the Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), several of its high-profile participants will speak at a special public meetup “ADS Meets CIDR”.
CWI research collaboration leads to 100 million euro investment in Amsterdam
CWI’s research partner Databricks announced it will invest 100 million euros to expand its Amsterdam office. The company aims to grow to hundreds of R&D engineers. Databricks settled in Amsterdam nearly three …
MonetDB Solutions secures investment from ServiceNow
MonetDB Solutions, a company formed by researchers at CWI, announces an investment from digital workflow company ServiceNow to help large enterprises drive digital transformation.