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Issue No. 04 - Oct.-Dec. (2012 vol. 34)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 9-17
David Alan Grier , George Washington University
E.F. Codd developed his relational database concept within a community that was attempting to create a general-purpose machine for retrieving and reasoning with data. Rather than just making progress toward that goal, this article argues that Codd's accomplishment marked the end of that effort and traces the heritage of the relational database system as it relates to the concept of an information system.
Relational databases, History, Database systems, Information systems, information retrieval system, history of computing, relational databases, software industry, E.F. Codd, information system

D. A. Grier, "The Relational Database and the Concept of the Information System," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. , pp. 9-17, 2012.
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