Jim Gray - A Talk with THE SQL Guru and Architect

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Jim Gray is a distinguished engineer in Microsoft's Scalable Servers Research Group and manager of our Bay Area Research Center. That doesn't even sta rt to do justice to the role Jim has played in the development of databases. You might know him as the guy behind Terra Service or Sky Server. We sat down with Jim for a couple of hours. Here's the first part. We talk about everything related to new database architectures and new trends in computing as well as his role in Terra Service.


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