Michael Stonebraker

1943 - Today

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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 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he developed more novel data management techniques such as C-Store, H-Store and SciDB. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Stonebraker has received more than 318,489 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Stonebraker is the 111th most popular computer scientist (up from 124th in 2019), the 6,473rd most popular biography from United States (up from 7,525th in 2019) and the 67th most popular Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Michael Stonebraker ranks 111 out of 201Before him are Scott Fahlman, Robert Fano, Yann LeCun, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Kenneth E. Iverson, and James H. Clark. After him are Karen Spärck Jones, Robin Milner, Jean Bartik, Adele Goldberg, John L. Hennessy, and Vitalik Buterin.

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Among people born in 1943, Michael Stonebraker ranks 410Before him are Gennadi Sosonko, Boediono, Pim Doesburg, Peter Carey, Harry Shearer, and Antonio Juliano. After him are Masatoshi Shima, Hélène Vincent, Dante Spinotti, Sam Hinds, Brian Hyland, and Miguel Ángel Revilla.

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Among people born in United States, Michael Stonebraker ranks 6,473 out of 18,182Before him are Bill Holland (1874), Courtney B. Vance (1960), Malcolm Browne (1931), James Harden (1989), Horace W. Babcock (1912), and Kevin McHale (1957). After him are Don Knotts (1924), José Graziano da Silva (1949), Gary Gilmore (1940), Barbara Jones (1937), Al St. John (1892), and Herschell Gordon Lewis (1926).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Michael Stonebraker ranks 67Before him are John Hopcroft (1939), Betty Holberton (1917), Evan Williams (1972), Peter Norton (1943), Scott Fahlman (1948), and James H. Clark (1944). After him are Jean Bartik (1924), Adele Goldberg (1945), John L. Hennessy (1952), Annie Easley (1933), Arthur Samuel (1901), and Alan Shugart (1930).