Data Systems Group at MIT


Michael Stonebraker

Michael Stonebraker is a computer scientist specializing in database research. Through a series of academic prototypes and commercial startups created by Stonebraker and his collaborators over the last 40+ years, Stonebraker's research and products are central to many relational database systems. He also has founded many database companies, including Ingres Corporation, Illustra, Paradigm4, StreamBase Systems, Tamr, Vertica and VoltDB, and served as chief technical officer of Informix. Additionally, he is the winner of many awards, including the ACM Software System Award (1988), IEEE John Von Neumann Medal (2002), and the 2014 A.M. Turing Award (presented in 2015) for "his fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems." He has published more than 300 research papers. Stonebraker's recent research has focused on large-scale data processing problems related to data integration, cleaning, and discovery.