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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman
Cofounder and CTO, TimescaleDB


Michael J. Freedman is the cofounder and CTO of TimescaleDB, an open source database that scales SQL for time series data, and a professor of computer science at Princeton University, where his research focuses on distributed systems, networking, and security. Previously, Michael developed CoralCDN (a decentralized CDN serving millions of daily users) and Ethane (the basis for OpenFlow and software-defined networking) and cofounded Illuminics Systems (acquired by Quova, now part of Neustar). He is a technical advisor to Blockstack. Michael’s honors include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, given by President Obama), the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award, the Caspar Bowden Award for Privacy Enhancing Technologies, a Sloan Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, a DARPA Computer Science Study Group membership, and multiple award publications. He holds a PhD in computer science from NYU’s Courant Institute and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT.


2:55pm–3:35pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: Expo Hall Level: Intermediate
Michael Freedman (TimescaleDB)
Michael Freedman explains how to leverage Postgres for high-volume time series workloads using TimescaleDB, an open source time series database built as a Postgres plug-in. Michael covers the general architectural design principles and new time series data management features, including adaptive time partitioning and near-real-time continuous aggregations. Read more.