Samuel Madden

Dr. Samuel Madden is a strategic advisor to Vertica Systems and assistant professor at the electrical engineering and computer sciences department at MIT. Madden has spearheaded several key database research projects, including the TinyDB system for data collection from sensor networks and the Telegraph adaptive query processing engine. For more information about Vertica Systems, go to

Articles by Samuel Madden

Database sizes have grown exponentially, with more than half of all databases in use globally projected to exceed 10TB by 2010, according to The Data Warehouse Institute. But as the size of data warehouses has exploded and business requirements have forced companies to conduct more ad hoc queries on those warehouses, response times have slowed, requiring increasingly expensive database hardware investments.

Posted May 15, 2008