Bob Bretl is Principal Engineer at GemTalk Systems.
Bob Bretl was founder and Principal Engineer at GemStone Systems Inc.
Contribution to ODBMS.ORG
Bob has worked on the GemStone/S products since 1982. He started his career at Tektronix in 1975 working in the SPS Engineering group.
Bob has developed many of the key components of the GemStone/S architecture. He managed the core engineering team for the GemStone/J development, developed and supported the Facets product, and provided the inspiration for and lead the development of the first release of the GemFire product. Currently Bob is working on multi-threading many of the core algorithms to provide added scalability for the GemStone/S product.
Bob is the co-author on several papers and the co-inventor of 3 patents on GemStone/S’s OODBMS technology and 5 of the patents in the GemFire technology. He earned his BS in Mathematics from Carroll College in Wisconsin and his MS in Computer Science from Iowa State University.