Abstract

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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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1547
Print ISSN
1058-6180
Pages
pp. 18-29
Launched on MUSE
2013-09-27
Open Access
No
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