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Future Trends in Database Systems
March 1989 (vol. 1 no. 1)
pp. 33-44

The author discusses the likely evolution of commercial data managers over the next several years. Topics to be covered include the following: why SQL (structured query language) has become a universal standard; who can benefit from SQL standardization; why the current SQL standard has no chance of lasting; why all database systems can be distributed soon; what new technologies are likely to be commercialized; and why vendor independence may be achievable.

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Index Terms:
future trends; database systems; commercial data managers; SQL; structured query language; universal standard; distributed; database management systems; query languages; technological forecasting
Citation:
M. Stonebraker, "Future Trends in Database Systems," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 33-44, March 1989, doi:10.1109/69.43402
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