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The enduring allure of Stonebraker's ideas

The database legend is puttering away at start-ups StreamBase and Vertica, but may yet have more up his sleeve.

Michael Stonebraker
Michael Stonebraker StreamBase Systems

Michael Stonebraker may have already secured his place in database history, but that doesn't mean he's used up all his ideas. The man behind the Postgres database, database specialist Ingres, and more is puttering away at not one, but two start-ups: StreamBase Systems, founded in 2003, and more so Vertica Systems, which is younger still. And he's reportedly brainstorming about his next concept. Venture capitalists and Wall Street CIOs alike are keen to hear what he has to say.

Read the full story at The Boston Globe: "Software pioneer is 'Johnny Appleseed' of start-ups"