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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.

Embedded Python/NumPy in MonetDB

Python is one of the most popular languages in Data Science. It is a flexible scripting language that is easy to use and has a large amount of available statistical libraries. When we're doing statistical analysis in Python, we naturally need data accessible to us in Python in some way. And what better place to keep data than in a database.

Large-scale astronomical high-cadence high-density pipeline with MonetDB

Today, astronomers are facing some of the hardest challenges working with petabyte-scale databases. Meng Wan, a researcher of the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), has developed a data processing pipeline based on MonetDB for the Space-based multiband astronomical Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM) project [1], during her visit at the Database Architectures group of CWI. The pipeline is expected to store over 5 PB of data, while providing responses within seconds.

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