Database Pioneer Michael Stonebraker to Speak at Strata Conference + Hadoop World on October 16

“Three Approaches to Scalable Data Curation” Talk Addresses Data Unification Challenges Created by Big Data Variety

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 3, 2014 –Tamr, Inc. today announced that its co-founder and CTO Michael Stonebraker, Ph.D., will speak at the 2014 Strata Conference + Hadoop World on Thursday, October 16, on the topic of “Three Approaches to Scalable Data Curation.”  The conference runs October 15-17 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Professor Stonebraker will talk about companies’ “Big Data Variety” problem:  how to integrate the explosion of diverse data sources – from internal sources to Hadoop “data lakes” and beyond – efficiently for analytics and downstream applications. He will look at three possible approaches to scalable data curation and describe the best approach, based on two case studies: an information services company and a biopharmaceutical company.

The 40-minute presentation runs from 11:00 to 11:40 AM, in Rooms 1 E20/1 E21.  It will be followed at 11:50 AM by an “Office Hour with Michael Stonebraker,” an opportunity to talk informally with Professor Stonebraker about data curation and integration.

At the Strata + Hadoop World Expo, Tamr will be demonstrating its data unification platform for Big Data Variety in Booth #546.  In addition, Tamr’s Eliot Knudsen will deliver a lightning talk about the Tamr solution in the Solution Showcase Theater on the expo floor on Thursday, October 16, at 3:15 PM.

About Michael Stonebraker

Michael Stonebraker has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than 40 years. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES, and the federated data system, Mariposa. All three prototypes were developed at the University of California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a professor of computer science for 25 years.  Since 2001, he has been an adjunct professor at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL), where he has been involved in the development of other pioneering technologies.  He has founded nine start-ups to commercialize database technologies, including big data analytics pioneer Vertica (acquired by HP), VoltDB, Paradigm4 and Tamr.  He is also co-founder and co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data, which is based at CSAIL.

About Tamr, Inc.

Tamr, Inc., connects and enriches the vast reserves of underutilized internal and external data, so enterprises can use all their data for analytics. Tamr combines machine learning algorithms with collective human insight to identify sources, understand relationships and curate the massive variety of siloed data. Tamr was founded in 2013 by big-data serial entrepreneurs Andy Palmer and Michael Stonebraker, who previously co-founded Vertica Systems (acquired by HP); Ihab Ilyas of the University of Waterloo; George Beskales; Daniel Bruckner; and Alex Pagan. Tamr is backed by $16.1 million in financing led by Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

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