Peter Boncz

Full Name
Prof.dr. P.A. Boncz
Scientific Staff Member, MT member, Professor - Vrije Universiteit
+31 20 592 4309
Database Architectures


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.


Current projects with external funding

  • RelationalAI-CWI Research Agreement ()
  • Actian Research Grant II (ACTIAN II)
  • Databricks CWI Research Agreement (Databricks)
  • Databricks III
  • Lokale Digitale Competentie centra (DCC) (DCC-NWO-I)
  • Velox Optimizations and supporting new file formats (Meta)
  • Research agreeement CWI - Databricks - vervolg contract (None)
  • RelationalAI-CWI Research Grant Agreement (RelationalAI)
  • Structure-aware Querying & Information Retrieval on Evolving Large Graphs (SQIREL-GRAPHS)

Professional activities

  • Professor: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - [VU] - Large-Scale Analytical Data Management
  • Honorary Position: Hans Fischer Senior Fellow - TU Munich
  • Founder: Linked Data Benchmark Council (
  • Founder: GRADES workshop series
  • Founder: MonetDB BV
  • Founder: of Data Science Platform Netherlands (
  • Board Member: VLDB Endowment
  • Committee member: DaMoN steering committee
  • Advisor: Databricks Corp
  • Editor: Journal: VLDB Journal


  • 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)