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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.

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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.

How CWI researchers helped fight the corona crisis

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.

New CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs: Solutions for fast database 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.

CWI Fellow Martin Kersten receives Royal decoration

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 …

CWI Lectures on database research

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 …

Snowflake’s co-founder Marcin Żukowski reflects on his time at CWI

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 initial public offering (IPO) for a software company ever. Snowflake offers cloud-based data warehousing, whose …

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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 …

Integrating data science and relational systems