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The DB2 Story

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I thought I’d take a few moments to share a couple of links with you. They are links to stories that appeared a couple of years ago about the history of DB2.

If you work with DB2 or relational databases in general, they make for very interesting reading. Here’s a great quote from the Information Week article…

At first, relational database was a highly mocked product, halting in its performance compared to the programmed-path systems. Skeptics like John Cullinane, founder of Cullinet Software, once took this reporter aside to instruct him that relational database would never amount to anything compared to his firm’s IDMS product. Last year, relational database represented an $18.6 billion a year market, according to IDC.

If you know of other good links, please share.

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Written by Conor O'Mahony

July 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

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