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History of The CA IDMS Database Management System
October-December 2009 (vol. 31 no. 4)
pp. 100-106

The origins of IDMS can be traced from Charles Bachman's work on IDS at GE in the 1960s, through its formative years at B.F. Goodrich in the 1970s and its introduction into the commercial market by Cullinane/Cullinet Software into the 1980s. The modern CA IDMS evolved from a network model DBMS to one that supports multiple data models and an entire line of database administration and application development products.

1. There may be errors or omissions in the information presented, including other companies and individuals not identified herein who played significant roles in the development of this technology.
2. C.W. Bachman a presentation to the CA IDMS staff at the CA Framingham Development Center, 20 Sept. 2006.
3. P. Karasz, "The History of IDMS," 2008, and other IDMS-L postings on the History of IDMS have served as a reference for this article. These postings are accessible from the IDMS-L archives at http://listserv.iuassn.com/cgi-binwa.exe?A0=idms-l . Access http://www.iuassn.org/english/joinjoin.asp to apply for a logon id to access the IDMS-L archives.
4. J.J. Cullinane, The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide 101 Tips for Managing in Good Times &Bad, McGraw Hill, 1992.
5. "CA Launches Mainframe 2.0 Initiative to Change the Way The Mainframe is Managed Forever," press release, CA, Inc., 18 Nov. 2008; http://www.ca.com/us/pressrelease.aspx?cid=191486 .

Index Terms:
IDMS, Cullinet, Bachman, Cullinane, CA, CODASYL, DBMS, Computer Associates, Network, Kruntorad
Citation:
Judith M. Kruntorad, "History of The CA IDMS Database Management System," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 100-106, Oct.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.100
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