WiredTiger was founded by Dr. Michael Cahill and Keith Bostic.
Dr. Michael Cahill is a founder and architect at WiredTiger. He was an architect of Berkeley DB at Sleepycat Software and Oracle Corp., responsible for design and implementation of multiversion concurrency control, as well as SQL interfaces and programming language APIs. Previously, Dr. Cahill was CTO at Bullant Technology, which grew tenfold and raised over US$30 million from investors including Intel Capital and JP Morgan during his three year tenure.
Dr. Cahill’s PhD from the University of Sydney is in the area of transaction processing and concurrency control. His work on a new algorithm for implementing serializable isolation received an ACM SIGMOD Best Paper award and was added to PostgreSQL 9.1.
Keith Bostic is a founder and architect at WiredTiger. He was a founder of Sleepycat Software, (acquired by Oracle Corp. in 2006), and one of the architects of the Berkeley DB, the most widely-used embedded data management software in the world.
Mr. Bostic was one of architects of the University of California, Berkeley, 2.10BSD and 4BSD releases, where he led the 4BSD release Open Source effort. He is the recipient of a USENIX Association Lifetime Achievement Award (The Flame), which recognizes singular contributions to the UNIX community.