Donald Haderle is an American computer scientist and IBM Fellow. He is considered to be the father of the DB2 database. A 37-year employee of IBM, Haderle, 62, led the technical team that created DB2 from the 1970s through the early 1990s. He is credited with more than 50 database patents and disclosures. He retired from IBM last year after serving 14 years as vice president and chief technology officer at the information management division of IBM.
Haderle was appointed IBM Fellow in 1989 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008. Before his retirement from IBM in 2005, he was vice president and chief technology officer for information management. He received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California Berkeley in 1967. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2000).
In August 2012, Haderle joined Aerospike (company), a company working in a NoSQL Database called Aerospike database as Technology advisor.
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