Michael Stonebraker

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Michael Stonebraker (2009)

Michael Stonebraker (born October 11, 1943 in Newburyport , Massachusetts ) is an American computer scientist specializing in the research and development of databases . He was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley for 25 years , where he developed the Ingres and Postgres database systems. He currently works as an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stonebraker studied at Princeton University and the University of Michigan . In the 1970s, Stonebraker and Eugene Wong developed the Ingres database in Berkeley . In 1982 he left Berkeley to commercialize Ingres. In 1985 Stonebraker returned to Berkeley, where he worked on a post-Ingres project with the problems of relational databases. The Postgres database emerged from this project. Postgres introduced rules, procedures, temporal data storage , expandable types and object-relational concepts into the world of databases.

In 2005, after doing research at MIT, he and Andrew Palmer founded Vertica , a company that develops and sells a column-oriented database management system specializing in data warehousing .

In 1988 Stonebraker received the ACM Software System Award for Ingres. In 2005 he was awarded the John von Neumann Medal for contributions to the design, implementation and commercialization of relational and object-oriented database systems . In 2010 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . Since December 2011 he has been an external member of the Russian Academy of Sciences . In 2014 he received the ACM Turing Award .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Foreign members of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1724. Michael Stonebraker. Russian Academy of Sciences, accessed October 24, 2015 .
  2. Michael Stonebraker - AM Turing Award Laureate. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .