|"The award itself is arguably computer science’s highest honor—its Oscar, if you will." - Barb Darrow, Fortune
It’s not every day that someone you know wins a prestigious award – a Nobel, a MacArthur Genius grant, an Oscar. But it does happen.
Mike received the award for his “fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems.”
As the creator of relational databases and data management systems including Ingres, PostgreSQL, StreamBase, and Vertica, Mike has done more than work at the theoretical level. Founder of eight database companies, including VoltDB, Mike is an active member of VoltDB’s management team, when he’s not serving as adjunct professor at MIT or working as CTO of his latest company, Tamr.
Read on to learn more about Mike, what he thinks of modern data management practices, and why he created VoltDB.