Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Through a series of academic prototypes and commercial startups, Stonebraker's research and products are central to many relational database systems on the market today. Founder or co-founder of nine companies, he has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES, and the federated data system, Mariposa. All three prototypes were developed at the University of California, Berkeley where Stonebraker was a professor of Computer Science for 25 years. Forbes magazine named him one of the eight innovators driving the Silicon Valley wealth explosion during its 80th anniversary edition in 1998.