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MonetDB System Properties

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NameMonetDB
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Additional database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
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Score1.43
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperMonetDB BV
Initial release2004
Current releaseJul2017-SP1, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsnative C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
MonetDB
Specific characteristics
  • Column-store
  • In-memory optimized
  • GeoSpatial support
  • JSON document support
Competitive advantages
  • Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee fast query responses for very large datasets, without substantial hardware investments.
  • In-database analytics with embedded R - combine the flexibly of statistical software with the performance of database management system for no-hassle analytics. Access all statistical analysys function with no copying data between system for maximum performance and no data transformations.
  • Automated & adaptive indices - no extra DBA work for index management.
  • Standards compliant - easy to integration in most ETL, BI and analytics stacks.
Typical application scenarios
  • Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP 
  • Data mining
  • Scientific database
Key customers

NumascaleSpinqueSecurActiveCHS, NOZHUP

Licensing and pricing models

Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0

Commercial support available

News

MonetDB mirror on GitHub
21 August 2017

LSST Queries in MonetDB
26 June 2017

MonetDBLite for Python
5 April 2017

MonetDB goes headless
20 December 2016

MonetDB autumn 2016 feature release outlook
31 July 2016

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Recent citations in the news

CWI spin-off MonetDB Solutions helps building ExaNeSt platform
4 February 2016, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

CWI and Databricks launch new collaboration in the presence of Minister Kamp
25 April 2017, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

CWI spin-off MonetDB Solutions teams up with Numascale
3 February 2015, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Dutch database design drives practical innovation
10 July 2017, ComputerWeekly.com

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow
9 December 2016, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

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