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The History and Growth of IBM's DB2
April-June 2013 (vol. 35 no. 2)
pp. 54-66
Donald J. Haderle, Haderle Consulting
IBM's Database 2 (DB2) relational database management system (RDBMS) shipped in the early 1980s and drove billions of dollars of revenue to IBM and other firms within its first decade. The product spawned a wealth of add-on tools, shaped the future of mainframe computing, and provided independent software vendors with a strong, reliable, and scalable platform for mission-critical applications. Today, DB2 spans multiple operating systems and is widely deployed across a broad spectrum of industries. This article explores the beginnings of DB2 and traces its rise to prominence.
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Decision support systems,Database systems,Companies,Marketing and sales,History,mainframe computing,history of computing,IBM,relational database management systems,DB2
Donald J. Haderle, Cynthia M. Saracco, "The History and Growth of IBM's DB2," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 54-66, April-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.55
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