Michael Stonebraker

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Michael Ralph Stonebraker (born October 11, 1943) is a computer scientist specializing in database systems. Through a series of academic prototypes and commercial startups, Stonebraker's research and products are central to many relational databases. He is also the founder of many database companies, including Ingres Corporation, Illustra, Paradigm4, StreamBase Systems, Tamr, Vertica and VoltDB, and served as chief technical officer of Informix. For his contributions to database research, Stonebraker received the 2014 Turing Award, often described as "the Nobel Prize for computing." Stonebraker's career can be broadly divided into two phases: his time at University of California, Berkeley when he focused on relational database management systems such as Ingres and Postgres, and, starting in 2001, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he developed more novel data management techniques such as C-Store, H-Store, SciDB and DBOS. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Stonebraker has received more than 393,359 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Michael Stonebraker is the 135th most popular computer scientist (down from 111th in 2019), the 7,288th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,461st in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Michael Stonebraker ranks 135 out of 245Before him are Hal Finney, Jack Dorsey, Sudha Murty, James Rumbaugh, Needleman–Wunsch algorithm, and Annie Easley. After him are Yukihiro Matsumoto, Robert Tarjan, Jaron Lanier, Silvio Micali, Subhash Kak, and Robert Tappan Morris.

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Among people born in 1943, Michael Stonebraker ranks 495Before him are Leslie Uggams, Wilfried Puis, Little Eva, Martha Cooper, Philippe Séguin, and Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin. After him are Csaba Fenyvesi, Warren Farrell, Vitaliy Khmelnytskyi, Gerhard Auer, Viktor Sidyak, and Gennadi Sosonko.

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Among people born in United States, Michael Stonebraker ranks 7,288 out of 20,380Before him are James Algar (1912), Frank Norris (1870), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (1971), Pauline Oliveros (1932), Larry Graham (1946), and Malcolm Browne (1931). After him are Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Khloé Kardashian (1984), Edward Everett Horton (1886), Gary Merrill (1915), Ken Foree (1948), and Robert Crippen (1937).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Michael Stonebraker ranks 81Before him are Phil Zimmermann (1954), John L. Hennessy (1952), Hal Finney (1956), Jack Dorsey (1976), James Rumbaugh (1947), and Annie Easley (1933). After him are Robert Tarjan (1948), Jaron Lanier (1960), Robert Tappan Morris (1965), Thomas E. Kurtz (1928), David Patterson (1947), and Kent Beck (1961).