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CWI & Databricks: Big Data in Amsterdam

Amsterdam wants to play a leading international role in the development of data science research. In Big Data Amsterdam, Financieele Dagblad journalist Job Woudt interviews Amsterdam Data Science researchers on the functioning of the ecosystem where companies and knowledge institutions in Amsterdam collaborate in the area of ​​Big Data.

CWI develops new tools for data exploration

PhD student Thibault Sellam from CWI developed new tools to explore large databases. It allows explorative users to find interesting information hidden inside a database, with little or no knowledge of the data beforehand.

Efficient method to make changes in compressed database

PhD student Sándór Héman from CWI developed a new method to compress a large database, allowing for a much faster transport of data from storage to processor. Furthermore he developed efficient algorithms to make changes within such a compressed storage layout.

Tracing Stars with MonetDB in the Cloud

The Dutch database technology company MonetDB Solutions and CWI will develop new techniques to facilitate the storage and analysis of the vast data volumes from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. The project will be funded by a grant in the AstroCompute in the Cloud program of the SKA Organization (SKAO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Veni grants for Daniel Dadush and Hannes Mühleisen

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants to Daniel Dadush and Hannes Mühleisen of CWI. The funding allows these researchers, who have recently obtained their PhD, to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.

Big Data at High Performance

Computer hardware systems have evolved from monolithic machines in which each component performed one specific task, to complex systems with a wide range of heterogeneous components such as spinning disks, SSDs, RAM, and CPUs.

International innovation award to Martin Kersten

Martin Kersten,  Research fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)  is awarded the 2014 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, the most prestigious prize for researchers who have made innovative and significant contributions to database systems and databases.

Database Indexes for the Big Data Era

Researchers of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam have developed new methods to index huge databases. These space efficient indexes are lightweight to build and maintain and grow less than linear with the size of the data sets.

CWI researchers in European RETHINK big project

Every two days, we create the equivalent of all the data generated throughout human history up until 2003. The intelligent use of this data shows enormous potential for generating new knowledge and other related benefits for  business, science and society.

CWI and MonetDB in Big Data research project

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) has received a grant award from NWO for a joint proposal with Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), CWI spin-off MonetDB (Amsterdam), Tata Steel (IJmuiden) and BMW (Munich).

Editie.NL reportage "Emoties, zo 2014"

RTL4 maakte voor Editie.NL de reportage "Emoties, zo 2014",  over de emotieherkennings-demo die binnen het COMMIT/ onderzoeksprogramma SWEET is onwikkeld. Voor het SWEET project heeft de Database Architectures groep van CWI de database technologie geleverd. Alle data die door de verschillende sensors wordt gegenereerd, wordt verzameld in de door CWI ontwikkelde MonetDB database.

CWI team wins recommendation challenge

Researchers Arjen de Vries, Alan Said and Alejandro Bellogin from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam, scored the highest ranking in the news recommendation challenge that is part of the ACM Recommender System Conference.

Human Brain Project started

The Human Brain Project, the world’s most ambitious neuroscience project, is underway. Scientists from the 135 partner institutions, co-funded by the EU with an estimated budget of €1.2 billion, are meeting in Switzerland for the official launch. Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is one of the partners from the Netherlands and will work on management and analysis of big data streams.