eScience – The Revolution Is Starting


October 6, 2005


Jim Gray


Microsoft Research



Jim Gray

This episode features Jim Gray. He is a “Technical Fellow” in the Scalable Servers Research Group (Sky Server, Terra Server) and manager of Microsoft’s Bay Area Research Center (BARC). Jim has been called a “giant” in the fields of database and transaction processing computer systems. In 1998, Jim was awarded the ACM’s prestigious A.M. Touring Award.Before joining Microsoft, Jim worked at Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), Tandem Computers Inc., IBM Corp., AT&T and he is the editor of the “Performance Handbook for Database and Transaction Processing Systems” as well as co-author of “Transaction Processing: Concepts and Techniques.” In this interview, Jim is joined by former colleague from DEC and partner on the Terra Server project, Researcher, Tom Barclay.This episode of “Behind the Code” is hosted by Barbara Fox – former senior security architect of cryptography and digital rights management for Microsoft.