Peter Boncz

Full Name
Prof.dr. P.A. Boncz
+31 20 592 4309
Scientific Staff Member, Groupleader
Peter Boncz


Member of the CWI management team and researcher in the area of data systems. Professor in the special chair of Large Scale Analytical Database Systems at VU University Amsterdam. Co-founder of four spin-off companies in data systems. Founder of graph data council LDBC.


All publications


  • Test of Time Award at the Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) (2024)
  • VLDB 2023 Best paper award for "The LDBC Social Network Benchmark: Business Intelligence Workload" (2023)
  • Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) (2020)
  • Best paper runner up award, International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2017) (2017)
  • Humboldt Research Award (2013)
  • VLDB 10-year - Best Paper Award - 27 August (2009)
  • DaMoN workshop - with Marcin Zukowski, Niels Nes and Sandor Héman (2008)
  • DaMoN workshop - with Sandor Héman, Niels Nes and Marcin Zukowski (2007)
  • ICT Regie Award (2006)

Professional activities

  • Committee member: DaMoN steering committee
  • Founder: MonetDB BV
  • Editor: Journal: VLDB Journal
  • Professor: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - [VU] - Large-Scale Analytical Data Management
  • Founder: Linked Data Benchmark Council (
  • Founder: GRADES workshop series
  • Honorary Position: Hans Fischer Senior Fellow - TU Munich
  • Founder: of Data Science Platform Netherlands (
  • Advisor: Databricks Corp
  • Board Member: Secretaris Data Science Platform Netherlands (DSPN)
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker - HardBD International Workshop on Big Data Management on Emerging Hardware, ICDE 2018
  • Board Member: Board of Directors of the CIDR organization 2020-2025
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker - EDBT 2022
  • Honorary Position: ACM Fellow
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker - AMW 2023

Current projects with external funding

  • Databricks CWI Research Agreement (Databricks)
  • Databricks III (Databricks III)
  • Democratizing Insight Retrieval from (Semi-)Structured Data (DataLibra) (DataLibra)
  • Lokale Digitale Competentie centra (DCC) (DCC-NWO-I)
  • Velox Optimizations and supporting new file formats (Meta)
  • Motherduck Service Agreement (Motherduck)
  • RelationalAI-CWI Research Grant Agreement (RelationalAI)