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A recognized expert on many aspects of relational database technology, he has contributed to the technology of distributed DBMS, query execution algorithms, database parallelism, and system performance. He is an IBM Fellow, and an ACM Fellow. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, he joined IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California where he participated in the development of System R (the first Relational DBMS prototype) and R-star (a distributed RDBMS). He also worked on the design of DRDA (a remote DBMS access protocol) and was the architect of Starburst (an Extensible RDBMS). In the 90's, he led the port of the Starburst technology into the IBM DB2 products and has contributed to many aspects of the DB2 database. He was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1996 and is currently engaged in development of database replication technologies.
Noted For:Participator in the development of System R (the first Relational DBMS prototype) and R-star (a distributed RDBMS)
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