2014 年 Turing Award 得主:Michael Stonebraker

今年的 Turing Award 頒給了在資料庫領域上有重要貢獻的 Michael Stonebraker

For fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems.

ACM 的頁面上列了不少成就,比較熟的是 PostgreSQL,他是 PostgreSQL 發展重要的關鍵人物:(出自維基百科「PostgreSQL」條目)

PostgreSQL evolved from the Ingres project at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1982 the leader of the Ingres team, Michael Stonebraker, left Berkeley to make a proprietary version of Ingres. He returned to Berkeley in 1985 and started a post-Ingres project to address the problems with contemporary database systems that had become increasingly clear during the early 1980s. The new project, POSTGRES, aimed to add the fewest features needed to completely support types. These features included the ability to define types and to fully describe relationships – something used widely before but maintained entirely by the user.

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