Dr. James N. Gray

Contact Information

Senior Researcher

Microsoft Research
580 California Str., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA. 94101

Tel.: (415)283-3250
Fax: (415)283-3301
Email: gray@microsoft.com

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Gray is a specialist in database and transaction processing computer systems. At Microsoft, his research focuses on scaleable computing: building super-servers and workgroup systems from commodity software and hardware. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at Digital, Tandem, IBM and AT&T on database and transaction processing systems including Rdb, ACMS, NonstopSQL, Pathway, System R, SQL/DS, DB2, and IMS-Fast Path.

He is editor of the Performance Handbook for Database and Transaction Processing Systems, and coauthor of Transaction Processing Concepts and Techniques. He holds doctorates from Berkeley and Stuttgart, is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the ACM, a member of the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Editor in Chief of the VLDB Journal, and Editor of the Morgan Kaufmann series on Data Management. He has been a McKay Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Current Activities: Research on fault-tolerant, parallel, and distributed database systems.