Very Large Data Base Endowment Inc. (VLDB Endowment)

is a non-profit organisation incorporated in the United States for the sole purpose of promoting and exchanging scholarly work in databases and related fields throughout the world.

The Endowment serves as the steering committee for the VLDB conference series. The review process for these conferences will be done in collaboration with PVLDB in 2010. Starting in 2011, the conference review process will be entirely through PVLDB.

Since 1992, the Endowment has published the VLDB Journal for disseminating archival research results. By now, the journal is one of the most successful journals across all of computer science. The VLDB Journal is published in collaboration with Springer-Verlag.

On various activities, the Endowment closely cooperates with ACM SIGMOD.

The Endowment also sponsors various scholarly activities. It has established a program that supports summer schools, and other training activities of this kind, in countries that could otherwise not afford the expenses for such events.

The VLDB historical archives since 1995 contains web sites of past conferences, conference statistics (e.g., number of papers submitted, acceptance rates), and other useful information.

The VLDB Endowment is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 21 members.