project-m36: Relational Algebra Engine

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A relational algebra engine which can be used to persist and query Haskell data types.

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Versions0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.4, 0.5, 0.5.1, 0.6
Change logChangelog.markdown
Dependenciesaeson (>=1.1), attoparsec, base (>=4.8 && <5.0), base64-bytestring, binary, blaze-html, bytestring, Cabal, cassava (>= && <0.6), conduit, containers, cryptohash-sha256, data-interval, deepseq, deepseq-generics, directory, distributed-process (>=0.6.6), distributed-process-async (>=0.2.4), distributed-process-client-server (>=0.2.3), distributed-process-extras (>=0.3.2), either, exceptions, extended-reals, filepath, ghc (>=7.8 && <8.3), ghc-boot, ghc-paths, ghci, Glob, gnuplot, hashable, hashable-time, haskeline, http-api-data, http-types, HUnit, list-t, megaparsec (>=5.2.0 && <5.4), monad-parallel, MonadRandom, mtl, network-transport, network-transport-tcp, old-locale, optparse-applicative, parallel, path-pieces, project-m36, QuickCheck, random, random-shuffle, resourcet, rset, scotty, semigroups, stm, stm-containers (>=0.2.15), template-haskell, temporary, text, time, transformers, unix, unordered-containers, uuid (>=1.3.12), vector, vector-binary-instances, websockets, Win32 (>=2.3), zlib [details]
CategoryRelational Algebra
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Source repositoryhead: git clone
Executableshandles, project-m36-websocket-server, Example-CustomTupleable, Example-Hair, Example-Blog, Example-OutOfTheTarpit, Example-SimpleClient, bigrel, project-m36-server, tutd
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Ξ Project:M36 Relational Algebra Engine

Haskell Programming Language Public Domain Hackage Hackage dependency status Build status Windows Build status

Software can always be made faster, but rarely can it be made more correct.


Project:M36 implements a relational algebra engine as inspired by the writings of Chris Date.


Unlike most database management systems (DBMS), Project:M36 is opinionated software which adheres strictly to the mathematics of the relational algebra. The purpose of this adherence is to prove that software which implements mathematically-sound design principles reaps benefits in the form of code clarity, consistency, performance, and future-proofing.

Project:M36 can be used as an in-process or remote DBMS.

Project:M36 is written entirely in the Haskell programming language.

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Project:M36 supports multiple frontends which target different audiences.



Introductory Materials

  1. Installation and Introduction to Project:M36
  2. Introduction to the Relational Algebra
  3. TutorialD via Jupyter Notebook Walkthrough
  4. TutorialD Tutorial
  5. 15 Minute Tutorial
  6. Developer's Change Log
  7. Simple Client API

Database Comparisons

  1. ACID Database Properties
  2. On NULL (in SQL)
  3. Reaching "Out of the Tarpit" with Project:M36

Advanced Features

  1. Transaction Graph Operators
  2. ProjectM36.Client Library
  3. Adding New Data Types
  4. Database-Manipulating Functions
  5. Serving Remote ProjectM36 Databases
  6. Using Notifications
  7. Merge Transactions
  8. Atom (Value) Functions
  9. Trans-Graph Relational Expressions
  10. Isomorphic Schemas
  11. Replication
  12. Basic Operator Benchmarks


  1. WebSocket Server
  2. Jupyter Notebook Kernel


Project:M36 is developed in Haskell and compiled with GHC 7.10 or GHC 8.0.2 or later.

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