ISTC for Big Data | Michael Stonebraker

Michael (Mike) Stonebraker

Adjunct Professor, Computer Science

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Michael Stonebraker is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at MIT and recipient of the 2014 A.M. Turing Award from the ACM for his fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. He specializes in database management systems and data integration, and has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than 40 years. He is the author of scores of papers in this area.  He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, the object-relational DBMS POSTGRES, and the federated data system, Mariposa; and principal architect of the C-Store column store database, H-Store main-memory OLTP engine, and SciDB array engine. He has started nine start-up companies to commercialize these database technologies and, more recently, Big Data technologies (Vertica, VoltDB, Paradigm4, Tamr). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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