Relational Database Pioneer Don “Father of DB2” Haderle to Take a Nostalgic Look Back to the Future at Aerospike Meetup

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Aerospike Advisor Don Haderle answers the question: Where have relational databases come from and where are they going?

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Get ready for a highly technical and passionate evening of database discussion!

Take a look back through the history of relational databases with industry pioneer Don Haderle at an Aerospike-hosted meetup June 27.


Don will present the history of three database generations (1960s-Present) and how each generation responded to the question: How do we deal with all of the available data and organize the information so it makes sense? This “nostalgic look back to the future” will give also give clues as to where relational database technology is going and how this question will be answered by future generations. Get ready for a highly technical and passionate evening of database discussion!


Don Haderle is known as the “Father of DB2” for his ground-breaking work with relational databases and information management technology. He served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Information Management segment of IBM for 14 years and was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1989. He was also appointed an Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Fellow in 2000 in recognition of his impact on database technology, and elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the management of high-performance relational databases and leadership in founding the relational database management industry. In addition to his role as an Aerospike Advisor, Don serves on the Technical Advisory Board at Boardwalktech and Palamida.


The meetup will be held at Aerospike headquarters at 2525 E. Charleston Road, Suite 201, Mountain View, CA on Thursday, June 27, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Register for the event here.


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