The Eigenbase Project provides an extensible open source platform for
building specialized data management systems in a wide variety of application
Areas in which Eigenbase technology has already been successfully
applied include data warehousing (the LucidDB DBMS)
and stream processing
continuous query engine).
Traditionally, data management systems have been developed as either
one-size-fits-all behemoths: pounding a square peg into holes of
various shapes and trying to patch up the results with integration, or
purpose-built precision instruments: solving a particular problem
very well in a specific context, but suffering from isolation,
inflexibility, and inability to keep up with changing technologies and
In contrast, the Eigenbase platform is accompanied by a reliable methodology for
rapid assembly of innovative, specialized solutions that can
coherently operate and evolve together via open source collaboration.