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Masood Mortazavi

Currently, Masood Mortazavi manages several teams of Sun engineers working on open-source technologies such as Apache / Derby (Java DB), MySQL Connectors, MySQL Docs and MySQL Developer Tools. He has also managed Sun's PostgreSQL and ORM teams prior to the MySQL acquisition. Masood joined Sun Microsystems' Java Software unit in 1999 as a member of the original J2EE team. He developed distributed transaction capabilities in RMI-IIOP and led the development team for GIOP 1.2. As a member of the carrier-grade J2EE project at Sun, he developed service control platforms and started a number of collaborations with SMI's mobile telecommunications partners. He has worked on SIP/IMS technologies for Sun and designed and developed a failure detection and recovery platform for cooperating processes. Masood has worked at Nasa Ames (Sterling Software), on DARPA projects (Teknowledge Corp.) and on satellite ground systems (Hughes) as well as for China National Petroleum Company. He has graduate degrees in business (MBA, Berkeley), journalism (M.J.. Berkeley) and scientific computing (Ph.D. in computational fluid dynamics, Davis) and did several years of post-graduate work in logic and methodology of science at UC Berkeley. He has published many technical papers and has multiple patents. He maintains separate weblogs at and at


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PostgreSQL on Solaris

Posted by mortazavi on September 10, 2007 at 10:42 AM PDT

The new PostgreSQL on Solaris website has unrolled, including a handy description of the support and service plans.

Java Mobile and Java DB

Posted by mortazavi on August 28, 2007 at 9:07 AM PDT

Do you need a database for your smart phone or CDC application?

Listen to Rick Hillegas, Sun Senior Staff Engineer and Apache Derby developer, provide crisp and clear insights into uses of JavaDB.

Glassfish, PostgreSQL and SpecJ

Posted by mortazavi on August 21, 2007 at 11:43 PM PDT

Check out what Tom Daly has to say about the price-performance profile of Glassfish + PostgreSQL.

FLOSS on PostgreSQL

Posted by mortazavi on August 20, 2007 at 6:09 PM PDT

Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte talk to Josh Berkus on FLOSS, about PostgreSQL, Perl, Python, PHP, Java, etc., and various PostgreSQL related projects.

Learn more about PostgreSQL on Solaris

Posted by mortazavi on August 16, 2007 at 10:49 PM PDT

Learn more about PostgreSQL on Solaris from Zdenek Kotala.

IBM on Solaris

Posted by mortazavi on August 16, 2007 at 10:34 PM PDT

You can now get Solaris on IBM x86.

PostgreSQL and License Fees

Posted by mortazavi on August 16, 2007 at 9:56 AM PDT

Check out this result to understand how you can save tons of money using PostgreSQL on Solaris on ULtraSparc T1 CoolThreads Server!


Posted by mortazavi on August 13, 2007 at 12:20 AM PDT

Project jMaki mixes and matches just about everything in Web 2.0 sight.

My highlight of this year's O'Reilly's OSCon was when Arun Gupta (and here) gave me a 15 minute tutorial on jMaki

Underground Notes from O'Reilly's OSCon

Posted by mortazavi on July 31, 2007 at 4:04 PM PDT

Some say Sun is as cool as OSCon (if not cooler) because, among most companies that support OSCon, only Sun can produce truly underground notes on OSCon.

And There's PostgreSQL

Posted by mortazavi on July 27, 2007 at 11:44 AM PDT

And there's PostgreSQL ... from its early history to its distribution with Solaris, as discussed by Zdenek Kotala.