Issue No. 04 - Oct.-Dec. (2012 vol. 34)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.50
Serving as an informal technical introduction to this Annals special issue on relational database management systems, this article gives an introductory overview of the relational model and discusses the value of Edgar F. (Ted) Codd's model. Then, after providing an account of Chris Date's contributions, the author assesses the relational model's effect on the industry and how it might affect future developments.
Computational modeling, History, Relational databases, Database systems, SQL, history of computing, relational databases, software industry, Ted Codd, Chris Date, relations, relvars
H. Darwen, "The Relational Model: Beginning of an Era," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. , pp. 30-37, 2012.