About: Peter Boncz
- Peter Boncz, CWI Senior Research Scientist and Actian Technical Advisor -- Peter Boncz is a senior research scientist at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), professor at VU University Amsterdam and Technical Advisor to Actian, specializing in database system architectures. He architected two breakthrough database systems, MonetDB and X100 (aka VectorWise or Vector, now available as the world's highest-performing native SQL-in-Hadoop offering executing in YARN. He also participated in two successful CWI spin-off companies in large-scale data management: Data Distilleries and VectorWise. He is internationally well-known for work on columnar database systems, XML data processing and architecture-conscious database research. MonetDB and Vector are widely regarded as state-of-the-art analytical database systems.