Article ID: CBB001211142

The Oracle Story, Part 1: 1977--1986 (2012)

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Preger, R. (Author)


IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume: 34, no. 4
Issue: 4
Pages: 51-57


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

Starting in 1977, the founders of the Oracle Corporation created a product and a company which in less than 20 years would come to dominate the DBMS marketplace, and become one of the world's largest computer software and services companies. With virtually no outside financial investment, the founders bootstrapped the company by developing project software under contract while working overtime to develop the original Oracle relational database management systems product. Through a combination of insightful decisions about the direction of the technology and fortunate advances in the marketplace, Oracle was able to leapfrog the established software vendors who were committed to older legacy DBMS approaches. And by aggressive and smart marketing and ongoing development work, Oracle was able to outdistance their RDBMS competitors and hold their own even against IBM. This article tells about the first 10 years of the Oracle story.

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Authors & Contributors
Castelle, Michael C.
Gawrysiak, Piotr
Williams, Robin
Wade, B. W.
Stachniak, Zbigniew
Sippl, Roger
Journals
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Social Studies of Science
Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History of Science
Business and Economic History On-Line
Publishers
University of California Press
New York University
University of Chicago
Concepts
Business and commerce
Software
Information technology
Databases
Computer industry
Computers and computing
People
Codd, E. F.
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
Places
United States
Poland
Germany
France
California (U.S.)
India
Institutions
FACT
Computer Sciences Corporation
International Business Machines Corporation
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