follow us on tweeter Become a Fan Facebook Join CSAIL LinkedIn CSAIL YoutubeCSAIL Google+

You are here

A Discussion with MIT CSAIL's Michael Stonebraker

Stata Center, MIT CSAIL
CAP General
Michael Stonebraker
Speaker Affiliation: 
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.
A researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Stonebraker has founded and led nine different big-data spin-offs, including VoltDB, Tamr and Vertica - the latter of which was bought by Hewlett Packard for $340 million.

Now he’s bringing his insights to a new online course being offered this month through edX and MIT Professional Education. Co-taught by long-time business partner Andy Palmer, “Startup Success: How to Launch a Technology Company in 6 Steps” covers topics ranging from generating ideas and recruiting top talent to pitching VCs and negotiating deals - all in the span of three weeks.

Relevant links:

Turing Award:

Download from iTunes: