MonetDB pioneered column-store solutions for high-performance data warehouses for business intelligence and eScience since 1993. Since then the team was responsible for innovations at all layers of a DBMS, e.g. a storage model based on vertical fragmentation, a modern CPU-tuned query execution architecture, automatic and adaptive indices, run-time query optimization, and a modular software architecture.
MonetDB provides support for embedded R and Python UDFs, combining the flexibly of the software toolkits with the performance of database management system for no-hassle analytics. MonetDB provided in-line access to R and Python functions, with no data copying between system for maximum performance and no data transformations.