Frequently Asked Questions

Who makes DuckDB?

DuckDB is maintained by Dr. Mark Raasveldt & Dr. Hannes Mühleisen along with many other contributors from all over the world. Mark, Hannes and some other contributors are employees at the Database Architectures Group at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. CWI is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands.

Why call it DuckDB?

Ducks are amazing animals. They can fly, walk and swim. They can also live off pretty much everything. They are quite resilient to environmental challenges. A duck’s song will bring people back from the dead and inspires database research. They are thus the perfect mascot for a versatile and resilient data management system. Also the logo designs itself.

You can download the DuckDB Logo here:
• Web: png / jpg
• Print: svg / pdf

The DuckDB logo & website were designed by Jonathan Auch & Max Wohlleber.

How can I expand the DuckDB website?

The DuckDB Website is hosted by GitHub pages, its repository is here. Pull requests to fix issues or generally expand the documentation section are very welcome.

DuckDB is a new from-scratch development. There is no connection to MonetDB or MonetDBLite from an architectural perspective. We have borrowed ca. 200 lines of code related to date math however.