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Not Your Father’s Transaction Processing
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| by Michael Stonebraker Follow 0 Followers on Oct 26, 2012 |

Michael Stonebraker compares how RDBMS, NoSQL and NewSQL support today’s big data transaction processing needs. He also introduces VoltDB, an in-memory NewSQL database.


Michael Stonebraker was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1998 and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at M.I.T. Stonebraker is co-founder and CTO of VoltDB. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS (for which he was awarded the ACM System Software Award), the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES, and the federated data system, Mariposa.

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.