The column-store pioneer
Since a few years column store technology as pioneered in MonetDB has found its way into the product offerings of all major commercial database vendors. The market for applications empowered by these techniques provide ample space for further innovation, e.g. as demonstrated by our ongoing projects. At the same time, the landscape for major innovations remain wide open. A peek preview is given in the award winning paper titled: The Researcher's Guide to the Data Deluge: Querying a Scientific Database in Just a Few Seconds.