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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 2013

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  • Front Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

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  • Computer Industry Pioneer: Erwin Tomash (1921-2012)

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Relational Database Management Systems: The Business Explosion [Guest editor's introduction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • The Oracle Story: 1984-2001

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):10 - 23
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    This article tells the story of Oracle from 1984 through 2001, primarily through the author's experiences during those years. Andrew Mendelsohn worked on the software development team that built the Oracle relational database management system (RDBMS). During this time, Oracle went from being a small niche software company to becoming one of the giants in the software industry. Although many obser... View full abstract»

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  • Oracle Marketing: Killer Ads

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 30
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    Rick Bennett was Oracle's one-man ad agency from 1984 to 1990 as it grew from $15 million to $1 billion in sales. Bennett chronicles the company's approach to advertising, some of its more successful and controversial ads, and his experiences working personally with Larry Ellison. View full abstract»

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  • History of Sybase

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):31 - 41
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    One of the cofounders of Sybase tells about the birth of the company in 1984 and its strategy for entering what appeared to be a crowded marketplace. The article discusses how they were able to raise the funding needed. It tracks the technical development of the initial product that supported Sun and DEC computers and was rapidly accepted by the Wall Street community. The technical advantages of S... View full abstract»

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  • Informix: Information Management on Unix

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 53
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    This history of Informix is told from the founder's point of view and his personal experience. He talks about the Silicon Valley of the late 1970s, the "fire in the valley" days, and the feeling that history was going to be made and that computer scientists would be playing a major role in these changes. The relational database revolution, the flourishing success of the PC packaged software indust... View full abstract»

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  • The History and Growth of IBM's DB2

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):54 - 66
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    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. Tod... View full abstract»

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  • Product Managing DB2's Early Development

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):67 - 68
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    In late 1979, IBM senior management charged IBM's Santa Teresa Lab with the task of building a new relational database management system for its principal operating system, MVS. Marilyn Bohl became the DB2 product manager for version 1. This article describes DB2's early development organization and product testing and review as well as how it fit in IBM's other divisions and product releases. View full abstract»

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  • SQL/DS: IBM's First RDBMS

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):69 - 71
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    In the late 1970s, IBM software labs were aligned with the IBM hardware families. The decisions to commercialize the relational database prototype called System R, which had been developed during the 1970s at the IBM Research facility in San Jose, California, were made based on a hardware family business case. The Endicott Lab, supporting the small- to mid-sized mainframe environments running VM a... View full abstract»

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  • The SQL StandarD: How it Happened

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    Donald R. Deutsch joined the US government agency now called the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the last 1970s and the X3H2 Database Standards Committee (DSC) in Washington DC in April 1978. Initially chartered only to develop a standard Data Definition Language (DDL) for network DBMSs, in time the DSC became the epicenter of US and international SQL standardization. Deut... View full abstract»

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):76 - 81
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  • Biomedical Computing: Digitizing Life in the United States[ (November, J.; 2012) [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):82 - 84
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  • Machines Who Write [Think Piece]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 88
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  • Software Experts [Advertisement]

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  • Rock Stars of Big Data [Advertisement]

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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu