Stephen Johnston

Stephen Johnston is director of server software at Logical Information Machines (LIM), a provider of time-series data management solutions that has created databases for some of the world’s largest financial and energy institutions. Johnston has been with LIM for nine years, dedicating the majority of his time to server and database technology. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1998.

Articles by Stephen Johnston

When database administrators swap war stories, they are likely to relate similar tales about the woes of managing time-series data that may include clogs, jams, and general inefficiency. Why the ubiquitous complaints? Because a standard, relational database is not equipped to handle the rigorous demands this kind of data dishes out to its handlers.

Posted February 15, 2008