MonetDB Components


This section provides an in-depth overview of the MonetDB software architecture targeting at database developers. MonetDB's architecture comprises of several components also seen at other relational database systems, including storage, query optimization and execution.

A distinctive feature of MonetDB is the query execution paradigm. MonetDB uses a low level virtual machine called MAL (MonetDB Assembly Language), the core of the entire architecture. This virtual machine implements a dynamic vectorized execution engine, shielding the execution complexity for the front-end language SQL.

The following pages detail some key components of MonetDB:

In addition, there is a plethora of science papers addressing components of the system and its deployment in different domains.

This section is still under heavy maintenance.