This book celebrates Michael Stonebraker’s achievements in advancing modern database systems for more than 40 years that led to his 2014 ACMA.M. Turing Award “For fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems.”
Today, data is considered the world’s most valuable resource, whether it is in the tens of millions of databases used to manage the world’s businesses and governments, in the billions of databases in our smartphones and watches, or residing elsewhere, as yet unmanaged, awaiting the elusive next generation of database systems. Every one of the millions or billions of databases includes features that are attributed to Vertica co-founder Michael Stonebraker.
In this book excerpt, you’ll learn about the history and evolution of Vertica and how it has established column stores as the superior architecture for large-scale analytical workloads. Read the dedicated chapter on Vertica -- The Vertica Codeline – and enjoy first-hand stories from founding Vertica architects and engineers as they share key lessons learned in developing today’s widely adopted MPP analytical database, including: