Issue No.04 - Oct.-Dec. (2012 vol.34)
Martin Campbell-Kelly , Warwick University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.49
This article describes the origins and development of the relational database management systems (RDBMS) industry, focusing on the firms IBM, Oracle, Ingres, Informix, and Sybase in the 1980s. The author analyzes the industry's evolution in terms of the disruptive technology paradigm and regional economics and then broadly outlines the industry's later development.
History, Software development, Relational databases, Companies, Economics, Database systems, Sybase, history of computing, relational databases, software industry, IBM, Oracle, Ingres, Informix
Martin Campbell-Kelly, "The RDBMS Industry: A Northern California Perspective", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.34, no. 4, pp. 18-29, Oct.-Dec. 2012, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.49