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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 leading data systems research group, active in the broad area of analytical database management systems. Our research group has a strong international reputation in academia and industry for pioneering column store technology, fast compression methods, vectorized query execution, indexes for interactive data analysis, and analytical in-process database systems. We have spawned multiple spin-off companies (Data Distilleries, VectorWise, MonetDB Solutions, and DuckDB Labs). 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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CWI PhD graduate founded record IPO company Snowflake

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 IPO for a software company ever. Snowflake offers cloud-based data warehousing, whose data storage and query engine contain techniques pioneered in CWI’s Data Architectures group. One of the PhD graduates who developed that technology, former CWI researcher Marcin Żukowski, is co-founder of Snowflake.

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Integrating data science and relational systems

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 cumbersome. Now CWI researcher Mark Raasveldt bridges that gap. In his thesis, he proposes several novel techniques that make database management systems easier to use and more efficient.

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Current projects with external funding

  • RelationalAI-CWI Research Agreement ()
  • Actian Research Grant II (ACTIAN II)
  • Cross-Industry Predictive Maintenance Optimization Platform (CIMPLO)
  • Databricks CWI Research Agreement (Databricks)
  • Databricks III
  • Lokale Digitale Competentie centra (DCC) (DCC-NWO-I)
  • Facebook Research Grant (Facebook)
  • 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)

Related partners

  • Actian Corporation
  • Databricks
  • LIACS Institute
  • Neo Technology AB
  • OBI4wan B.V.
  • RelationalAI
  • Spinque
  • WizeNoze B.V.
  • Facebook
  • Meta Platforms Inc