Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
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Episode 138: The Database Pioneer Behind Ingres, Postgres & DBOS

AUTHOR: Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Michael Stonebraker is a legendary database system pioneer as the founder of Ingres, Postgres, and now DBOS. His work while at Berkeley and then MIT has been central to many relational database companies.

His new company, DBOS, has raised $9M from investors including Engine Ventures and Construct Capital.

This episode is a masterclass on the history of database systems and digs into the creation of Ingres and Postgres, why he's always focused on commercial applications and specifically industrial companies as users of his systems, why he started DBOS as an operating system to make it easier to build, scale, and secure TypeScript applications & more!

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