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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2009 vol. 31)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 26-41
Thomas J. Bergin , American University
Thomas Haigh , University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ABSTRACT
<p>Database management systems were the most important commercial software packages of the 1970s. The authors reconstruct their early history by examining the evolution of their capabilities and installed base. They also document early user experiences, including the sources from which potential users learned about these new technologies, new roles such as the database administrator, and new concepts such as the data dictionary.</p>
INDEX TERMS
hierarchical and network database management systems, Total, System 2000, IMS, Adabas, IDMS, DL/I, Datacom/DB, Model 204
CITATION
Thomas J. Bergin, Thomas Haigh, "The Commercialization of Database Management Systems, 1969–1983", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 31, no. , pp. 26-41, October-December 2009, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.107
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