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 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 297,796 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Stonebraker is the 124th most popular computer scientist (down from 108th in 2019), the 7,535th most popular biography from United States and the 75th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Michael Stonebraker ranks 124 out of 205Before him are Randy Pausch, Scott Fahlman, Kathleen Antonelli, Radia Perlman, Jaron Lanier, and Marlyn Meltzer. After him are Charles P. Thacker, Bill Moggridge, Robert Tarjan, Adele Goldberg, Andy Rubin, and Phil Zimmermann.

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Among people born in 1943, Michael Stonebraker ranks 443Before him are Michael Morpurgo, Eduardo Nascimento, Ronnie Spector, Shinobu Sekine, Kiril Dojčinovski, and David Alexandre Winter. After him are Foppe de Haan, Charles P. Thacker, Kaoru Ikeya, Dickey Betts, Zvonimir Vujin, and Bill Moggridge.

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Among people born in United States, Michael Stonebraker ranks 7,535 out of 15,968Before him are Eugene Pallette (1889), Max Eastman (1883), Joseph Mazzello (1983), R. A. Lafferty (1914), Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858), and Gabriel Mann (1972). After him are Henry Dearborn (1751), Christine Elise McCarthy (1965), Howard Deutch (1950), Warren E. Burger (1907), Heather Langenkamp (1964), and Michael McDonald (1952).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Michael Stonebraker ranks 75Before him are Steve Russell (1937), Randy Pausch (1960), Scott Fahlman (1948), Radia Perlman (1951), Jaron Lanier (1960), and Marlyn Meltzer (1922). After him are Charles P. Thacker (1943), Robert Tarjan (1948), Adele Goldberg (1945), Andy Rubin (1963), Phil Zimmermann (1954), and Anita Borg (1949).