Article ID: CBB001211138

The Relational Database and the Concept of the Information System (2012)


Grier, David Alan (Author)

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume: 34, no. 4
Issue: 4
Pages: 9-17

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of a special issue on relational database management systems.
Language: English

E.F. Codd developed his relational database concept within a community that was attempting to create a general-purpose machine for retrieving and reasoning with data. Rather than just making progress toward that goal, this article argues that Codd's accomplishment marked the end of that effort and traces the heritage of the relational database system as it relates to the concept of an information system.

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Authors & Contributors
Drage, Matthew
Lustig, Jason
Hollinger, Veronica
Krieglstein, Daniel
Ingwersen, Moritz
Conway, Christopher
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
History of the Human Sciences
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Social Studies of Science
Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology
Trent University (Canada)
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Chicago Press
University of Chicago
Information technology
Relational databases; management
Data collection
Big data
Digital humanities
Marcus, Jacob Rader
Deutsch, Gotthard
Stephenson, Neal
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
19th century
Cincinnati (Ohio)
United States
California (U.S.)
Ontario (Canada)
India. Supreme Court
International Business Machines Corporation

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