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The RDBMS Industry: A Northern California Perspective

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1 Author(s)
Campbell-Kelly, M. ; Warwick University

This article describes the origins and development of the relational database management systems (RDBMS) industry, focusing on the firms IBM, Oracle, Ingres, Informix, and Sybase in the 1980s. The author analyzes the industry's evolution in terms of the disruptive technology paradigm and regional economics and then broadly outlines the industry's later development.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 4 )