RDBMS Meeting

June 12, 2007
Mountain View, CA

On June 12, 2007, the Software Industry Special Industry Group convened a meeting of relational database management systems (RDBMS) pioneers at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The attendees included people who had worked on the RDBMS technology and on the products and companies which specialized in this area (IBM, Informix, Ingres, Oracle, and Sybase). The meeting included two plenary sessions and eight workshops on topics related to the development of RDBMS technology and the founding of the early companies which marketed RDBMS software. These workshops were recorded and the transcripts have been edited and posted on the Computer History Museum’s Oral History website. The workshops are listed below with links to the transcripts.


Batti, Greg Jacobs, Ken
Baxter, Nick Jerger, Doug
Blasgen, Michael Johnson, Luanne
Bohl, Marilyn Lindsay, Bruce
Bugos, Glenn MacDonald, Robert
Butterworth, Paul Phillips, Jan
Capek, Peter Mahoney, Michael
Chamberlin, Don Rowe, Larry
Codd, Sharon Schuster, Stu
Date, Chris Shustek, Len
Grad, Burt Sippl, Roger
Haderle, Don Strickland, Jim
Haigh, Thomas Swade, Doron
Harrington, Roy Toole, John
Held, Jerry Weiss, Steve
Hoffman, Mark Zloof, Moshe
Humphries, Mike

Plenary Sessions and Workshops:

Companies Represented:
IBM, Ingres, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Tandem

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