Phillip E. Cannata

Adjunct Professor
(512) 231-7226
cannata [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu

Semantic Database Technology and Programming Languages

Selected Awards & Honors: 
  • IBM Division Award
  • IBM First to Market Award
  • Bellcore Quality Award
  • Bellcore Award of Excellence
  • Bellcore Top Research MTS
  • Technical Advisor to the UNIX Steering Committee
  • Schmidt Graduate Research Fellowship to Notre Dame


Selected Publications: 
  1.  “Task Scheduling Using Intertask Dependencies in Carnot”, ACM SIGMOD Proceedings, 1993.
  2.  “Using Carnot for Enterprise Information Integration”, Second International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Information Systems, January, 1993.
  3.  “The Irresistible Move Towards Interoperable Database Systems”, Keynote Address at the First International Workshop on Interoperability in Multidatabase Systems, Kyoto, Japan, April, 1991.
  4.  “Light Quark Spectroscopy and π π  Phase Shifts from the Reaction π +P -> D++ π 0 π 0 at 8.0 GeV/c”, American Institute of Physics Proceedings, Seventh International Conference, 113, 1984.
  5.  “Study of the π 0 π 0  Scattering Amplitudes in the Reaction π+P -> D++ π 0 π 0 at 8.0 GeV/c”, Physical Review, 28, 7, 1983.




  •  “Carnot Prototype”, Object-Oriented Multidatabase Systems, Prentice-Hall, 1995. 
  •  “The Carnot Project: Implemented Applications”, Heterogeneous Database Systems, Morgan Kaufmann, 1995.
  •  "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Enterprise Integration Modeling Technology", MIT Press, September, 1992.
  •  “A Study of the π 0π 0  System from 1.0 to 1.8 GeV/C2 using the reaction π +P -> D++ π 0 π 0 at 8.0 GeV/c”, Ph. D. Thesis, University of Notre Dame, 1980.


Professional Activities: 

At Oracle, I am responsible for performance and scalability analysis of Oracle’s Solaris Infiniband networking stack which is the networking backbone of the Oracle Exadata Storage Server, Oracle’s flagship database product. The Exadata machine uses a massively parallel architecture and Exadata Smart Flash Cache to dramatically accelerate Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), and Data Warehousing (DW) processing and speed I/O operations. High speed Infiniband networking is critical to its operation.