The Land Sharks are on the Squawk Box
Co-Director, Intel Science and Technology Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, October 21, 2016|
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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About the Event
This Turing Award talk intermixes a bicycle ride across America during the summer of 1988 with the design, construction and commercialization of Postgres during the late 80’s and early ‘90’s. Striking parallels are observed, leading to a discussion of what it takes to build a new DBMS. Also, indicated are the roles that perseverance and serendipity played in both endeavors.
Michael Stonebraker (MS 1966, PhD 1971) has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, and the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES. These prototypes were developed at the University of California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a Professor of Computer Science for twenty five years. More recently at MIT, he was a co-architect of the Aurora/Borealis stream processing engine, the C-Store column-oriented DBMS, the H-Store transaction processing engine, the SciDB array DBMS, and the Data Tamer data curation system. He presently serves as Chief Technology Officer of Paradigm4 and Tamr, Inc.
Open to: Public