The database revolution

Today they're indispensable. Sixty years ago they didn't even exist as an idea. How did we get here?

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Carl Olofson

Date archived: May 13, 2019 | First published: February 07, 2011

Carl Olofson's history of the relational database shows how far they've come in 60 years, and suggests what lies ahead.

This article was originally published in IBM Data magazine.

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