Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ACM Turing Award Goes to Pioneer in Database Systems Architecture: MIT’s Michael Stonebraker Brought Relational Database Systems from Concept to Commercial Success

A database pioneer wins The Turing Award for 2014

"The ACM Turing Award, widely considered the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing.
“Michael Stonebraker’s work is an integral part of how business gets done today,” said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf. “Moreover, through practical application of his innovative database management technologies and numerous business start-ups, he has continually demonstrated the role of the research university in driving economic development.”
“The efficient and effective management of Big Data is crucial to our 21st century global economy,” said Google Senior Vice President of Knowledge Alan Eustace. “Michael Stonebraker invented many of the architectures and strategies that are the foundation of virtually all modern database systems.”"
ACM Turing Award Goes to Pioneer in Database Systems Architecture: MIT’s Michael Stonebraker Brought Relational Database Systems from Concept to Commercial Success
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