May 27, 2008

Grad School

I’ve decided to go back to school — I’m excited to report that I’ll be starting at the PhD program in computer science at UC Berkeley in the fall, working with Mike Franklin and Joe Hellerstein in the Berkeley Database Group. I’m not sure yet if this means I’ll have more or less time to work on community Postgres stuff.

AsterDB and Postgres?

Aster Data Systems are a database startup that have received a bunch of press recently. I’ve now heard from two different people that Aster are built upon Postgres, but their website is still pretty content-free, so it’s hard to be sure. I wouldn’t be surprised, though: it’s hard to make the case for building a database system from scratch in 2008, especially in a startup environment.

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