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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.
Index Terms:
Decision support systems,Database systems,Companies,Marketing and sales,History,mainframe computing,history of computing,IBM,relational database management systems,DB2
Citation:
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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