Advent of Computing: Episode 97 - What Exactly IS A Database? Part II

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Episode 97 - What Exactly IS A Database? Part II​

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We've approach the beast itself: SQL. Or, as it used to be known, SEQUEL. In this episode we will discuss how early navigational databases failed, and how we were able to move past them into a relational future. It's a fascinating tale about how careful research and planning can lead to much better tools.



Selected sources:



https://www.seas.upenn.edu/~zives/03f/cis550/codd.pdf -- Dr. Codd on relational databases



https://web.archive.org/web/2007092....ibm.com/cs/people/chamberlin/sequel-1974.pdf -- The first SEQUEL paper



https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~brewer/cs262/SystemR.pdf -- A History and Evaluation of System R

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