Computer Science professor
at the University of Wisconsin Madison
. Expert in database
s. Pissed off Larry Ellison
some time around 1980 when he published benchmark
results that showed Oracle
in a bad light. Ellison wrote the university and demanded DeWitt's removal. For years, Ellison refused to hire any graduates from UW-Madison because of DeWitt's publication.
Today, he says that his two biggest regrets are publishing his benchmark results, and not buying up Oracle stock right after he single-handedly caused it to crash.