Eric Sedlar

Vice President and Technical Director Oracle Labs

Eric Sedlar

Eric Sedlar is Vice President & Technical Director of Oracle Labs. This position entails figuring out how to transfer research results from Labs research into Oracle products & services, as well as setting overall technical direction for new research projects in Oracle Labs. A few of the major projects in Oracle Labs in Eric's team include:

  • GraalVM: our multilingual, embeddable, high-performance JIT compiler & runtime
  • PGX: Our distributed graph analytics technology
  • KeyBridge: a deep-learning facility for security analytics on cloud operations
  • RAPID: a scale-out analytics engine for the cloud


Eric manages over 200 fulltime researchers and developers working on over a dozen separate research areas. Eric's own research interests are in extensible database technologies, and in particular in integration of compiler technologies and database concepts.

Previously, he led the effort for XML-native storage inside Oracle. Eric has held various architecture and development management positions at Oracle since starting there in 1990. He holds over 68 patents, and has served on standards organizations for Oracle in the W3C and IETF. He co-authored the Best Paper at SIGMOD 2010 on architecture-sensitive search trees.