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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2013 vol. 35)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 54-66
Donald J. Haderle , Haderle Consulting
ABSTRACT
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
Cynthia M. Saracco, Donald J. Haderle, "The History and Growth of IBM's DB2", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 35, no. , pp. 54-66, April-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.55
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