Michael Stonebraker Receives 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award

For fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. Stonebraker brought relational database systems from concept to commercial success, and set the research agenda for the multibillion-dollar database field for decades. The Turing Award, ACM's most prestigious technical award, is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. 

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