Frequently Asked Questions

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. We are indepted to multiple software projects and scientific publications, a list is available.

Why “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.