Martin Kersten receives 2016 SIGMOD Systems Award

Martin Kersten is the recipient of the 2016 SIGMOD Systems Award for the design and implementation of MonetDB, a pioneering main-memory database system based on a columnar data organisation

Prof. Martin Kersten is CWI Fellow in CWI’s Database Architectures group, professor at the University of Amsterdam, and co-founder of several database companies. The latest MonetDB Solutions company was established in 2013 to support commercial exploitation and driving the open-source product technology.

MonetDB

He has dedicated his scientific career to the development and dissemination of database systems and technology. Since the early nineties, he and his team developed MonetDB, an open source high-performance columnar database system. MonetDB contains innovations at all layers of a DBMS: a storage model based on vertical fragmentation, in-memory self-tuning indices, just-in-time query optimization, hardware aware database structures, and a modern CPU-tuned vectorized query execution architecture.

More information on MonetDB is available HERE

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