(PRWEB) September 24, 2010
The International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) has awarded Zimory CTO Gustavo Alonso’s research on implementing data replication in a scalable manner one of its Ten Year Best Paper Awards the company announced today.
The futuristic paper co-authored by Alonso, CTO of Zimory and Professor at the ETH Zürich, was published at the conference a decade ago and has proven to be most influential in research and practice, according to VLDB.
”This award represents the widespread applicability and current relevance of the research ideas we developed ten years ago,: said Alonso. “I am pleased to see that these ideas are being taken forward by companies like Zimory and applied in new ways and new environments.”
The paper has been used widely in educational and business circles and has provided new insights on techniques that have been proven to be the key to elastic replication of databases. Today, the techniques are widely used in commercial products and open source solutions.
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About Gustavo Alonso
Alonso brings extensive experience in databases, enterprise application integration, transaction processing, data replication, and middleware platforms. In addition to his academic role, Alonso has worked as an IT consultant for the financial industry. He was also a researcher at IBM Almaden – working in workflow management and transactional messaging -- before joining ETH Zürich in 1995, becoming a full professor in 2001. Alonso has an engineering degree in telecommunications from the Madrid Technical University in Spain (1989); as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara (1992 and 1994).
Based in Berlin, Zimory delivers software to enable Enterprise Companies, Communication Service Providers and Partners to offer dynamic IT infrastructure services for the enterprise environment.
Zimory offers a Carrier Grade Cloud Computing solution suite; a secure, fully flexible, scalable and interoperable, end-to-end service for private, public and database cloud anytime, anywhere. For more information visit http://www.zimory.com