Database Architectures

The CWI Database Architectures group (DA) is hiring, again!

We are looking for two talented PhD students in the broad areas of Big Data Management / Big Data Analytics / Big Data Science:

One PhD Student on the subject of Dynamic Graph Data Management Systems

One PhD student on the subject of Big Data Management, Big Data Analytics, Big Data Science

 The Database Architectures (DA) research group of CWI is a top database systems research group in the broad area of data management systems and infrastructure for supporting data science. It is well known in academia and industry for pioneering column store technology, fast compression methods, vectorized query execution, on-line query-driven indexing (cracking), and adaptive caching. It develops, distributes and maintains the MonetDB open-source system, and has spawned multiple spin-off companies (Data Distilleries, VectorWise, MonetDB Solutions). It operates a self-built cluster (SciLens) that unlike many other compute clusters is bandwidth-optimized and thus better suited as a data science infrastructure.


  • - Query Processing at Light Speed
  • - Database technology to advance science
  • SciQL - Image Processing Using MonetDB/SciQL
  • MonetDB.R – MonetDB to R Connector