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Mike Stonebraker

Big Data high priest Stonebraker anointed with Turing Award

Michael Stonebraker of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has won the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Turing Award. As a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, Stonebraker helped develop the Ingres and Postgres relational databases. He has …
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Why Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had to go ... Except he hasn't

Analysis What's the difference between God and Larry Ellison? God doesn't think he's Larry Ellison. So goes the title of Mark Wilson's 2003 biography on Ellison, Oracle's now former chief executive – a man who by force of will forged a multi-billion dollar software empire. In the process, Ellison became not just the best-rewarded CEO on …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Sep 2014
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The IT kit revolution's OVER, say beancounters - but how do they know?

Worstall on Wednesday One of the great problems within economics is in trying to work out what's a structural change, what's a cyclical change and what's being buggered up just because you're not measuring it properly. For example, we can look at how much companies (or more accurately, non-household entities) are spending on the computing …
Tim Worstall, 03 Sep 2014
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Rob 'Flipper' Bearden plans to FLOAT his Hadoop heffalump

To some, Rob Bearden is a hero. In just a few years, the venture capitalist flipped two open-source startups, turning diamonds in the rough into gems in the corporate M&A crown. In 2006, he sold app server disrupter JBoss to Red Hat within a few years of joining for an estimated $350m, and just a year after joining SpringSource …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Nov 2013

Codd almighty! How IBM cracked System R

Few teams have maintained such a fierce community spirit as the IBM pioneers of System R. In Silicon Valley in the early 1970s, this pioneering team proved that a relational database could actually work. It's a fascinating story, best known today because IBM failed to capitalise on its research. But it's also a timeless one, …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Nov 2013

12 simple rules: How Ted Codd transformed the humble database

Anniversary Edgar – or Ted – Codd is one of the most influential figures in computing. Born 90 years today*, Codd – who passed away in 2003 – was the man who first conceived of the relational model for database management. Relational databases are today ubiquitous – on your PC, in your smartphone, in your bank’s ATMs, inside airline …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Aug 2013
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Actian grabs Amazon Redshift's secret sauce

Actian has acquired database specialist ParAccel, whose technology formed the guts of Amazon's RedShift. The acquisition, whose financial terms were not disclosed, was announced by Actian on Thursday. Amazon licensed ParAccel's tech for its major AWS Redshift data warehousing service, and led funding for its series E round in …
Jack Clark, 25 Apr 2013
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How to decide when to pass on PaaS

Most forms of cloud computing are starting to find a place in mainstream IT delivery. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), for example, is providing greater flexibility and better economy for those wanting to grab server or storage capacity from the cloud. It might not be totally replacing other forms of infrastructure hosting …
Dale Vile, 10 Apr 2013
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The early days of PCs as seen through DEAD TREES

Feature Thirty years ago, Time Magazine broke its 86-year tradition of naming a Man of the Year, and instead anointed its first Machine of the Year: The Computer. Time didn't deliver this news via www.time.com nor an HTML-encrusted email blast, but rather by macerated wood pulp pressed into sheets and coated with ink, cut into …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Nov 2012
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NoSQL's CAP theorem busters: We don't drop ACID

CAP theorem* holds no fear for six engineers building FoundationDB, the industry’s latest NoSQL candidate. The difference? It adheres to the principles of ACID** found in relational, which previous NoSQLers have tried to replace. “A lot of people developing NoSQL systems have been discouraged by the CAP theorem and used that as …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Nov 2012
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Springtime for Red Hat, springtime for Salesforce ...

Open ... and Shut It has been the best of times for the technology industry, with technology stocks at a 12-year high. But it's about to be the worst of times, at least according to stock market trends. Given that the tech sector comprises 19 per cent of the market capitalisation of the S&P 500, which has crumpled by 7 per cent recently, we …
Matt Asay, 22 Nov 2012
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Actian daubs go-faster stripes on cheapo database kit

Comment Ingres descendent Actian says its Vectorwise analytics database tech doesn't need to rely on a flash memory boost: it uses multicore x86 features so well it's more than twice as fast as Oracle and SQL Server, and uses server, storage and networking hardware up to 40 times cheaper - or so we're told. Actian is actually Ingres, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Sep 2012
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MongoDB straps SQL to Google's MapReduce

To NoSQLers he's the Devil who flames their work. Bring up his name while interviewing the CEO or founder of any NoSQL start-up, as I have, and the interviewee withers to a tight smile. Say "Michael Stonebraker" to the database wizards of today, though, and they'll nod sagely at mention of the pioneer of relational database …
Gavin Clarke, 09 Feb 2012
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Ingres rebrands as Actian, tackles low-end BI apps

With the current brouhaha over Oracle’s commercial extensions to MySQL, you might expect the competition to be making a play for disgruntled users. Instead, Ingres – which previously pursued this strategy – has decided to re-brand itself and focus on lightweight applications. Ingres is now officially known as Actian, and it will …
Iain Thomson, 23 Sep 2011
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Stonebraker's VoltDB adds catastrophe protection

VoltDB – the new-age database outfit founded by industry high priest Mike Stonebraker – has unveiled version 2.0 of its flagship distributed database, offering new logging tools designed to protect users from catastrophic system failures. The new version also offers a browser-based tool meant to facilitate the development of …
Cade Metz, 13 Sep 2011
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Database high priest mud-wrestles Facebook

Mike Stonebraker is famous for slagging Google's backend. And now he's slagging Facebook's too. Last week, in a piece from our friends at GigaOM, Database Grandpoobah Mike Stonebraker announced that Facebook's continued dependance on MySQL was “a fate worse than death,” insisting that the social network's only route to …
Cade Metz, 13 Jul 2011

Xeon E7 servers run with the big dogs

Deep Dive Intel has come a long way in the server racket, and the new "Westmere-EX" Xeon E7 processor, launched in April and making its way into systems now, is arguably its most sophisticated processor for servers to date. The Xeon E7 processors cram ten cores onto a single die, but the Xeon E7 design is a bit more than taking an eight …
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HP buys Vertica for data analytics

Hewlett-Packard's new president and chief executive officer, Leo Apotheker, has made his first move in software by having HP acquire an in-database analytics startup called Vertica Systems for an undisclosed sum. Vertica is located in Billerica, Massachusetts, and was founded in 2005 by database giant Michael Stonebraker, who …
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Ingres and Xeround target MySQL waverers

MySQL competitors are lining up to try and tempt users out of Larry Ellison's tight embrace. Ingress Database 10, released this week, packs in changes the company said will make it "even easier" to migrate from SQL Server and Oracle's main database. Ingress is also floating Database 10 for users of Sybase - bought by enterprise …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Oct 2010
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SciDB: Relational daddy answers Google, Hadoop, NoSQL

Mention "relational databases" and a few people's names might spring to mind: Oracle's Larry Ellison, thanks to his billions, or Monty Widenius, main author of the ferociously popular MySQL. Geekier types might plump for Oracle's former Dr DBA Ken Jacobs or open-sourcer Brian Akers, who helped architect MySQL. Michael …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Sep 2010
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Opensourcers get personal over Ellison's Google fight

Open source advocates are asking you to write to Larry Ellison to protest about Oracle's damaging decision to prosecute Google over Java. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has also promised to gather information on prior art to attack the seven patents Oracle claims Google's violated in its implementation of Java on Android. …
Gavin Clarke, 09 Sep 2010
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Ingres strikes back at Microsoft and Oracle iron appliances

Two years after Microsoft nicked DataAllegro out from under Ingres, the open-source database vendor has delivered its hardware-loving storage and database response. Ingres has released VectorWise, a database technology that utilizes the cache on multi-core chips to speed data crunching and analysis in massive data sets. The …
Gavin Clarke, 09 Jun 2010
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Database daddy goes non-relational on NoSQL fanbois

Postgres and Ingres father Michael Stonebraker is answering NoSQL with a variant of his relational baby for web-scale data — and it breaks some of the rules he helped pioneer. On Tuesday, Stonebraker’s VoltDB company is due to release its eponymous open-source OLTP in-memory database. It ditches just enough DBMS staples to be …
Gavin Clarke, 25 May 2010
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FOSS vendors lick chops over ConLib IT plans

Analysis In the run-up to the General Election both the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats made positive noises about open source software in their respective manifestos. But now that a coalition government has been formed out of those blue and yellow political camps, will both parties actually stick to the Tories’ pledge of …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 May 2010
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MySQL under Oracle: No changes, except to what we say

MySQL Con Kaj Arnö veered from the official keynote topic on The State of the MySQL Community and tackled the integration of MySQL into Oracle at the MySQL users’ conference on Thursday. Or, in the words of the affable vice president of database community: "How the mapping of MySQL into Oracle is going. What's happening, what has …
Team Register, 16 Apr 2010
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Novell, Ingres partner for appliances

In January, Novell released its SUSE Appliance Toolkit after nearly a year of alpha and beta testing. Now begins the difficult task of getting systems, middleware, and database software makers to rejigger their code and make it available through the online tool so companies can spin up and spit out software appliances. Today at …
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Ingres' VectorWise rises to answer Microsoft

Ingres is inviting data munchers to take a bite out of its planned software architecture targeting high-performance analytics. The open-source database company has released alpha code for its VectorWise project, a high-performance storage engine computing-intensive data warehouses running on standard Intel boxes. A first beta of …
Gavin Clarke, 02 Feb 2010
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UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn. Early last year the Cabinet Office revised its rules on public sector open source software purchases, but many OSS players complained that the policy amendments didn’t go far enough. …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jan 2010
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Monty's 'Save MySQL' mudsling gets 15,000 backers

A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December. The MySQL co-creator, who walked away from the database just seven months after Sun Microsystems bought it in September 2008 for $1bn, cobbled together a …
Kelly Fiveash, 04 Jan 2010
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Hungary mandates open standards

The Hungarian government has mandated the use of open standards in its departments in a move to help "foster" competition in the software market. The Open Standards Alliance said that the Hungarian Parliament amended Act LX of 2009 on electronic public services last week. It issued a 10-point amendment that makes the use of …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 2009
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Ingres goes after disgruntled MySQL customers, partners

Open source database maker Ingres is hoping to benefit from concerns about the future of MySQL, by luring customers over to its VectorWise product. In an interview with The Register, Ingres senior engineering veep Emma McGrattan admitted that the company had had a tougher year than it had hoped for, despite hitting most …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2009
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Microsoft's SQL Server gets appliance of iron

Near-final code for Microsoft's next SQL Server database is due today, wrapping in hardware from partners to help counter Oracle's proprietary Exadata appliance. A second SQL Server 2008 R2 community technology preview will be delivered for testing at Microsoft's Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Nov 2009
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UK government ignoring own rules on open source

Open source vendors are calling on the UK government to put its money where its mouth is and police its own rules on public sector open source software procurement - which were revised in February this year. Some OSS makers argue that despite the first major overhaul to the government’s open source and open standards strategy …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Sep 2009
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In the spin of SSDs on database servers

Interest in solid state drives (SSDs) is growing as their initially terrifying price plummets: Intel recently announced a 60 per-cent reduction in the cost of its X25-M Mainstream SATA SSD since its launch last year. SSDs are attractive because they radiate less heat than traditional spinning disks, they're smaller, quieter and …
Mark Whitehorn, 24 Aug 2009
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Microsoft's next SQL Server debuts in pieces

Microsoft has released the first in a series of test code drops for the next version of SQL Server. The company has delivered the community technology preview (CTP) of its SQL Server R2 2008 to subscribers on the company's MSDN and TechNet communities. Features include application and multi-server management, SMP scale for up …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Aug 2009
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MySQL startup targets SSDs

Need a MySQL storage engine tailored for solid-state drives? Start-up Hexagram 49 has unveiled an engine dubbed RethinkDB. The company says it's optimized for SSDs, claiming it can deliver performance ten times faster than existing databases. RehinkDB is the work of computer science students Michael Glukhovsky, Slava Akhmechet …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jul 2009
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Ingres challenges Microsoft's DataAllegro warehouse steal

Memo to Microsoft: A year after you blocked its foray into fast and affordable data warehousing on mass-market Intel hardware, Ingres is back. Today, Ingres announced the Ingres VectorWise Project to put a high-performance storage engine into its open-source database for computing-intensive data warehouses running on Intel iron …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Jul 2009
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Novell punts tools to make software appliances

Since earlier this year, commercial Linux distributor Novell has been working to get a set of online tools together, which it hopes will make it the force behind virtual machine server appliances. It also has a matching partner program that will see key Linux software vendors deploy appliances based on customized - yet supported …
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Ingres punts dev software bundle wrapped in Oracle fears

Open source database vendor Ingres is working hard to take advantage of any uncertainty over the fate of MySQL once Oracle gets its hands on Sun. Oracle's acquisition has been an opportunity for Ingres to forge new alliances as well as push its product to PHP devs concerned over potential MySQL support price hikes or other …
Austin Modine, 15 Jul 2009
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Ingres and Red Hat unite to thwart Ellison's Sun love

Open source database vendor Ingres might stand a better chance at taking on the enterprise with Oracle fixing to swallow developers' favorite MySQL along with Sun Microsystems. To help, it's begun forging alliances with open-source operating-system companies. Red Hat and Ingres have been sniffing around each other for the past …
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Open-source chief optimistic about proprietary support

The incoming president of an alliance of open-source companies hopes he can persuade big-name proprietary ISVs to join rivals in his group to further interoperability. Recently named Open Solutions Alliance president Anthony Gold told The Reg that his goal is to take the two-year-old organization to the "next level" by turning …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 2009
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Time to reject traditional database techniques?

Mainstream database management system (DBMS) technology faces a challenge from new approaches that reject the relational model. The battleground is set to be the market for business intelligence based on very large databases. Some main players in DBMS software are already jockeying for position with revamped database products …
Phil Manchester, 14 Nov 2008
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Ingres alumnus joins DBMS scrum

Ingres originator Jerry Held has become the latest database big gun to take aim at traditional database management systems (DBMS), saying they are unsuited to cloud computing. A former senior Oracle vice president, now chairman of Vertica promoting a database it claims is - guess what - suited to cloud computing, Held has …
Phil Manchester, 10 Jun 2008
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Tech luminaries honor database god Jim Gray

In the early nineties, when David Vaskevitch decided that Microsoft should tackle the enterprise database business, the first thing he did was pick up the phone. He dialed the sharpest software minds he knew, and he asked each one who he should talk to about all things DB. They all gave the same answer: Jim Gray. And each …
Cade Metz, 03 Jun 2008
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IBM's EnterpriseDB stake: not what you think

Ever since Sun anteed up a billion in cold cash for MySQL a couple months back, we wondered when the next shoe would drop. Recently, EnterpriseDB announced that IBM was one of several venture backers to fund its third $10m round of financing. At first glance, this appears to be IBM's response to Sun. But it isn't. Let's drill …
Tony Baer, 07 Apr 2008
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Meet Datallegro's database crushing appliance

It appears that companies must have unusual names in the data warehousing game. The kind vendors like Datallegro and Teradata at least stick a 'data' right in there to let you know the issue at hand. Tricker players like HP (NeoView) and Netezza do us no such favors. We assume the flashy names are meant to reflect the importance …
Ashlee Vance, 29 Mar 2008
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Time to rewrite DBMS, says Ingres founder

Database management systems (DBMS) are 20 years out of date and should be completely rewritten to reflect modern use of computers. That's according to a group of academics including DBMS pioneer Mike Stonebraker, Ingres founder and a Postgres architect taking his second controversial outing so far this year. Stonebraker upset …
Phil Manchester, 18 Feb 2008
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Database gurus slammed for Google post

A database pioneer and honored computer science professor have come under heavy fire for issuing a strong critique of Google's MapReduce technology for processing large unstructured databases. Ingres inventor and Postgres architect Mike Stonebraker and his colleague, University of Wisconsin computer science professor David …
Phil Manchester, 24 Jan 2008
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Red Hat flips CEO, as Microsoft 'goes' astroturfing

Radio Reg MacWorld, MacWorld, MacWorld. Let those proprietary clowns play with their toys and false idols. We'll stick with open source decency - thank you very much - and dish out Episode 9 of Open Season. As always, we had Alfresco's Matt Asay and Mulesource's Dave Rosenberg on the show. They're bloggers, but we'll forgive them. I was …
Ashlee Vance, 15 Jan 2008
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Ingres buys pair of system integrators

Open source database firm Ingres Corporation said yesterday that it has acquired a brace of system integrators as it swoops to gain ground in the global enterprise market. Financial terms of both deals were undisclosed but Ingres, which was spun out of CA and Garnett and Helfrich Capital in 2005, said it has swallowed up …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Oct 2007