DuckDB is an in-process analytical data management system. DuckDB is free and open source and rather popular. It is one of the fastest growing data system to date, especially in the Python ecosystem. DuckDB was created at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, not entirely coincidentally the same place Python was created in. Later on, the we founded a commercial company, DuckDB Labs, which now drives development. In my talk, I will discuss DuckDB, its origins, and the unique benefits and challenges of maintaining popular software in an academic setting.
Prof. Dr. Hannes Mühleisen is a creator of the DuckDB database management system and Co-founder and CEO of DuckDB Labs, a consulting company providing services around DuckDB. Hannes is also Professor of Data Engineering at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. His main interest is analytical data management systems.