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Leader of the group Database Architectures: Stefan Manegold.

We, the Database Architectures (DA) research group of CWI, are well known as a top data systems research group, active in the broad area of data (management) systems and infrastructure for supporting data science. Our research group has a strong international reputation in academia and industry for pioneering column store technology, fast compression methods, vectorized query execution, on-line query-driven indexing (cracking), adaptive caching, and integration of statistical languages and analysis in database management systems.


We develop, distribute and maintain the MonetDB open-source system, and we have spawned multiple spin-off companies, including Data Distilleries, VectorWise and MonetDB Solutions. Our team also operates a self-built cluster, SciLens, that – unlike many other computer clusters – is bandwidth-optimized and thus better suited as a data-science infrastructure. We pride ourselves on revealing the real problems in our discipline and coming up with revolutionary solutions that are frequently ahead of their time.

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Vacancies

PhD Students in the areas of Big Data Management and Analysis Architectures and Data Science Engineering Technologies

Three fully funded PhD positions are available to work under the direction of prof. Stefan Manegold on big data management technology with a particular focus on hardware-conscious data structures and algorithms in distributed and cloud environments as well as the integration of data mining and machine learning into large-scale data management systems.

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News

CWI Database Architecture researchers awarded with best paper runner up award at SSDBM

CWI Database Architecture researchers awarded with best paper runner up award at SSDBM

Researchers of CWI's Database Architecture group have been awarded with a best paper runner up award at 29th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2017) in Chicago. The researchers received the award for their paper 'Multi Hypothesis CSV-parsing' by authors Till Döhmen, Hannes Mühleisen and Peter Boncz.

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Making a tedious search a breeze: parallel query execution in multi-core systems

Making a tedious search a breeze: parallel query execution in multi-core systems

When you request information from a huge database, you might want to grab a cup of coffee and sit back, because your request may take a while. How can we optimize searches for information, specifically in a multi-core processing unit? The answer may lie in parallel queries, which run simultaneously on different processors.

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Software

Current projects with external funding

  • Capturing the Laws of Data Nature
  • Cross-Industry Predictive Maintenance Optimization Platform (CIMPLO)
  • Data Mining on High Volume Simulation Output (DAMIOSO)
  • Databricks CWI Research Agreement (Databricks)
  • LAD: Layered Astronomical Databases (LAD)
  • Process mining for multi-objective online control (PROMIMOOC)
  • The SciLens-II Infrastructure, Big Data at work (Scilens-II)

Related partners

  • BMW Munich
  • Databricks
  • LIACS Institute
  • MonetDB B.V.
  • Tata Steel