The Database Architectures group (INS1: http://www.cwi.nl/en/research-groups/Database-Architectures/\) of CWI Amsterdam (http://www.cwi.nl/) is hiring.
We are looking for 1 post-doc and 3 PhD students.
Detailed descriptions of the vacancies can be found at
During the first week of may 2010, the MonetDB source code repository has been moved from SF (CVS) to a Mercurial repository hosted by MonetDB.org. See this developers list posting for details:
The MonetDB team at CWI is pleased to announce the new "Nov2008" release of the MonetDB suite of programs.
The MonetDB kernel underwent a serious of upgrades to prepare for faster handling of table administrations.
The SQL stack contains several new optimizers, including a dataflow optimizer that capitalizes multi-core systems for intra-query performance.
A series of (minor) bugs were resolved and feature requests granten. The current code base has increased in stability, at the cost of a database dump/restore required now.... read more
The MonetDB team at CWI is pleased to announce the new "Feb2008" release of the MonetDB suite of programs.
This release marks the roll forward of the binary storage layout to a single column storage layout. This involved a major overhaul of the MonetDB Server code.
The database format of this release is not compatible with that of any previous release. Before installing this release, make a dump of your database, and do a restore afterwards.... read more
MonetDB is a high-performance column-store database management system with automatic index management, flexible optimizer infrastructure, and programmable backend functionality. It comes with functional complete SQL- and XQuery- frontends.
The MonetDB team at CWI is pleased to announce a new release of the MonetDB suite of programs.
The main user-visible change in this release is the renaming of the MapiClient tool to mclient. The new mclient tool not only has a new name, it also has more capabilities than the old MapiClient tool.... read more
We are pleased to announce the "Second International Workshop on Performance and Evaluation of Data Management Systems" (ExpDB 2007), which will be held in Beijing, China, on June 15, 2007 (sponsored by and colocated with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2007). For more details, the call for papers and important dates, please see the ExpDB 2007 website at http://www.cwi.nl/~manegold/ExpDB2007/ .
The MonetDB team at CWI, The Netherlands, is happy to announce the
availability of a new bug-fix release for the major "Venus" release.
New versions of all components of the MonetDB suite are released.
The handling of updates was incomplete. Several memory mapping
and concurrency problems have been fixed. Moreover, empty pages that
resulted from deletion of nodes are now properly handed back to the
system for reuse.... read more
MAJOR NEW RELEASE OF MONETDB/XQUERY http://monetdb.cwi.nl
The MonetDB team at CWI, The Netherlands is proud to announce a new major release ("Venus") of the open-source XQuery processor MonetDB/XQuery 0.16.
MonetDB/XQuery is a high-performance XML database system, based on the "Pathfinder" XQuery-to-Relational Algebra compiler by TU Munich and Tech. Univ. Twente (http://www.pathfinder-xquery.org) and powered by CWI's MonetDB 4.16 database engine (http://monetdb.cwi.nl).... read more
Issue 13/2006 of the German "c't Magazine" (http://www.heise.de/ct/)
features an article on benchmarking opensource databases against the
problem to build a DVD webstore application. MonetDB produced
excellent results compared to the 'great' names, such as Oracle and DB2.
But also, it surpasses PostgreSQL, Mysql 3* and Mysql 5.0 with JDBC
coupling. It 'lost' against a dedicated application solution based on persistent
Pico Lisp and the Mysql benchmarking team deploying Msql 5.0 with PHP.... read more
Issue 4/2005 of the Dutch "Linux Magazine" (http://www.linuxmag.nl/) features an article "MonetDB: optimaal en dynamisch" ("MonetDB: optimal and dynamic"; in Dutch).
Daily builds of the latest bug fix ("Stable") and cutting-edge development ("Current") versions of MonetDB and its companions are available for download as both source and binary packages from our MonetDB download page at http://monetdb.cwi.nl/GetGoing/Download/ (see section "Daily Builds" at the bottom of the page). In case you require any of the bug fixes that have been applied to the release branches since the last release, please feel free to download the respective "Stable" packages. In case you are interested in the latest cutting-edge development version, please feel free download the respective "Current" package. Please note, these version are generated automatically each night (in Europe); hence, there are no guarantees concerning their availability and/or stability. For details about the stability of the latest versions, please feel free to check our TestWeb at http://monetdb.cwi.nl/Development/TestWeb/ . Any kind of feedback is welcome --- preferably via the usual MonetDB mailing lists (cf. http://monetdb.cwi.nl/News/MailChannels/\) or via mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .... read more
The Knowledge Discovery Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the release of Proximity 4.0 (http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/). Proximity 4.0 introduces new many features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. It also includes a new QGraph Guide. See http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/download/HISTORY for details. Proximity uses MonetDB as its high-performance database server. It is available for download from http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/downloads.html .
The submission deadline for the First International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN 2005) has been extended to Wednesday, March 23 2005, 3:00 pm PST. You find the submission site at http://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/DaMoN2005/ . For more details please visit the DaMoN 2005 website at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~damon2005/ .
The paper submission site for the First International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN 2005) is now open at http://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/DaMoN2005/ . Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 23 2005, 3:00 pm PST. For more details please visit the DaMoN 2005 website at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~damon2005/ .
An interview with the founder of MonetDB was published in the Dutch IT bulletin Computable. It includes a reference to the ongoing benchmark (http://monetdb.cwi.nl/Research/Benchmarks/) activities, see benchmark page.
We are pleased to announce the "First International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware" (DaMoN 2005), which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 12, 2005 (Sponsored by and colocated with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005). For more details, the call for papers and important dates, please see the DaMoN 2005 website at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~damon2005/ .
The Knowledge Discovery Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the release of Proximity 3.1 (http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/). Proximity 3.1 includes performance enhancements, bug fixes, an updated tutorial, and several new features; see http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/download/HISTORY for details. Proximity uses MonetDB as its high-performance database server. It is available for download from http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/downloads.html .
The Knowledge Discovery Laboratory in the Department of computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently release the updated version 3.0.2 of Proximity, their open-source system for relational knowledge discovery. Proximity uses MonetDB as its high-performance database server. The whole package (Proximity client plus MonetDB server) is now also available for Windows; please visit http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/ for more details.
The Knowledge Discovery Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently release version 3.0 of Proximity, their open-source system for relational knowledge discovery, now using MonetDB as their high-performance database server.
See http://kdl.cs.umass.edu/proximity/proximity.html for details.