MonetDB Reviews

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May 30, 2021
Kellie Mizel | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It is currently being used in Customer Service and Central Monitoring Station. We currently use it for our scheduling and Forecasting needs, as well as publishing and editing time. I use it about sixty to seventy hours a week personally and have 10 supervisors who use it on a daily basis as well.
  • It is easy to use.
  • You are able to input lots of data and it understands and populates information.
  • Able to change settings on the fly to use with your needs.
  • We use it so much, it can be slow at times to refresh.
  • It is very particular with the way you enter information, if not entered exactly correct, it won't schedule.
  • Reports sometimes take forever to populate.
I think for what we use it for, mainly scheduling, forecast and to compare against payroll, it works well. I think there are some other things that could be added to it to use, like more expansive ways to use the forecasting tool and an easier way to pull previous data from prior years. This would help making the forecast for scheduling in the future.
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March 04, 2016
Timothy Suh 서의선 | TrustRadius Reviewer
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MonetDB is used for storing relational or star schema based data in our organization. For the engineering team, it has been a high performance data warehouse option for loading data from Hadoop or Postgres and then running ad-hoc queries to validate results. We have also used it to generate summary reports for our executives and as a backend database to support REST API calls. Being a columnar based database, it returns results in sub-second range and therefore, we tend to run one-off queries involving relational joins of big tables. If you want to experiment with a columnar database or compare with other similar tools such as Redshift, this would be a perfect open source database to do so. In fact, being open source you can download and view the source code anytime.
  • It performs very well with both a simple and complex query with multiple join operations.
  • It offers more advanced, enterprise level features such as clustering, data partitioning, and distributed query processing.
  • Loading bulk data is quite fast by taking advantage of multiple cores/CPUs.
  • This is an open source software so there are obvious drawbacks, the biggest of which is a lack of documentation.
  • MonetDB does not seem to be well known outside of the academic environment so there is less information when you are searching for answers of any type.
  • I'd like to see more use cases and/or best practices so that commercial companies like ours can optimally use all of its highly performant features.
  • The code is written in C/C++ and this can be negative if you are a mainly java-shop and need UDF - User Defined Function.
MonetDB is great when you are performing adhoc queries on a large set of data. For example, if you store data in a typical RDBMS such as MySQL or Postgres and want to join large tables for analytics but the query runs unacceptably slow then MonetDB can act as a second database to offload complex queries. Based on my experience, it may not be a production-ready database since there aren't many DBAs familiar with it and due to lack of documentation, maintenance can become a little tricky.
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MonetDB Scorecard Summary

What is MonetDB?

MonetDB is an open source column-oriented relational database management system issued and supported by the Dutch MonetDB development team.
Categories:  Relational Databases

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What is MonetDB?

MonetDB is an open source column-oriented relational database management system issued and supported by the Dutch MonetDB development team.

Who uses MonetDB?

The most common users of MonetDB are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.