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Time-domain radio astronomy with MonetDB

The international low-frequency radio telescope LOFAR (located in The Netherlands) is one of the first telescopes to completely integrate observations with real-time computation and data storage facilities in its overall design. Signals received by thousands of antennas are locally pre-processed and digitised before they are transported over a 10Gb/s link to a remote supercomputer. There, the raw data is processed further, e.g., imaged, after which dedicated software pipelines pick up the calibrated data again to do their science.

Voter Classification using MonetDB/Python

In a previous blogpost we introduced MonetDB/Python. Using MonetDB/Python, users can execute their own vectorized Python functions within MonetDB without having to worry about slow data transfer. In this post we only really showcased simple Python functions, such as computing the quantile or summing up a set of integers. We don't really need Python UDFs to do these simple operations. We can easily do them using SQL as well.

MonetDB's Ruby API

MonetDB has a Ruby connector in its collection of supported clients since 2008. Recently we have begun to further improve  this client and made it compatible with Ruby versions 2.0 and above. These improvements are already part of the Jul2015-SP2 release.

MonetDBLite for R

Today we are happy to present MonetDBLite for R, a fully embedded version of MonetDB that installs like any other R package. The database runs within the R process itself (like its namesake SQLite), greatly improving efficiency of data transfers. The package is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows (64 bit). 

MonetDB Jul2015-SP1 released

The MonetDB team at CWI & MonetDB Solutions is pleased to announce the Jul2015-SP1 release of the MonetDB suite of programs.

Client Package: In the SQL formatter of mclient (the default) we now properly align East Asian wide characters.

Ruby Driver: The Ruby driver has been fixed-up, improved and is now compatible with Ruby version 2.0 and up.

JDBC Driver: Fixes for the setSchema() method.

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