In this podcast, Dr. Michael Stonebraker discusses his journey into creating data ops and winning the Turing award. He shares his life’s several aha moments and progressions that mirrored the data ops industry’s evolution. It’s a delightful conversation for anyone seeking to understand how data ops have evolved over the last couple of decades and what it takes to win the Turing Award.
0:29 Mike’s journey.
30:23 Reason behind Mike’s preference of academia over the corporate.
38:50 Tips to leaders on data management.
Dr. Stonebraker’s BIO:
Dr. Stonebraker has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than forty years. 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 M.I.T., he was a co-architect of the Aurora/Borealis stream processing engine, the C-Store column-oriented DBMS, the H-Store transaction processing engine, which became VoltDB, the SciDB array DBMS, and the Data Tamer data curation system. Presently he serves as an advisor to VoltDB and Chief Technology Officer of Paradigm4 and Tamr, Inc.
Professor Stonebraker was awarded the ACM System Software Award in 1992 for his work on INGRES. Additionally, he was awarded the first annual SIGMOD Innovation award in 1994 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He was awarded the IEEE John Von Neumann award in 2005 and the 2014 Turing Award and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at M.I.T, where he is co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center focused on big data.
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