Independent lecturer and consultant at AWO Consulting
Retired from IBM Software Group
Information Management Software
IBM Helsinki Lab (Chief Researcher, solidDB)
Gesterborgintie 4 D23
Tel. +358 40 846 9840
Antoni Wolski has been a long-time player in the database field. He
started at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in the 80s by
developing a unique climatological database system that was in production use for following decade. In the 90s, at the
Research Technical Center of Finland (VTT), he invented concepts like
fuzzy and temporal triggers, worked with active and time-series databases, and developed methods for heterogeneous
distributed database systems. In 2001 he moved to the private industry
joining Solid Information Technology, where he contributed to
in-memory database capabilities of the solidDB product. He continued at
IBM after IBM had acquired Solid in 2008. He retired from IBM in 2011.
Currently, as an independent consultant, he is contributing to the development of
new technologies for databases in the telecom field.
Selected industrial contributions
- A method for recovery from link failures in highly-available databases [RaaWol10].
- US Patent application "Index for hybrid database".
- Paper on performance management and tuning of highly-available databases [WolRaa06], at the ISAS 2006 Conference, May 15-16, 2006, Helsinki.
- Paper on applying a highly available database to an industrial telecom framework [WolHof05], at the Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB2005), in connection with the ICDE 2005 Conference,
April 8-9, 2005, Tokyo, Japan.
- Work within the Service Availability Forum (SAF) resulting in the survey of the highly available databases [Dra04].
Research projectsBefore joining Solid Information Technology in 2001, Antoni Wolski was involved, over years, in researching
and building special-purpose database systems. Research into active
databases produced the technology of fuzzy triggers [WB98, PW00]
and a method to extract fuzzy models to be run by fuzzy
triggers [KW01]. An adaptation of temporal
data models to the needs of time series processing resulted in the design
of RapidBase, an active, in-memory system for time series management [WKLP00].
Back, in the beginning of 90's, studies into recovery problems in heterogeneous
distributed transaction processing systems produced the 2PC Agent
Method [WV91, VW92] that was subsequently implemented
in the HERMES system [PWVJ93]. Earlier
study into database access in heterogeneous database environments led to the construction
of the LINDA system [Wol89].
Data mangement issues in telecommunications has been always of interest [Wol94]. In this area, Antoni Wolski got involved into consulting work for telecom equipment manufacturers and
operators. Another area of interest was interorganizational work flows that
spun some work, too [SW96].