User:Intgr/RDBMS timeline

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Timeline of the evolution of RDBMS database software, mostly collects facts from other Wikipedia articles to make a coherent chart.

Mostly compiled by Marti Raudsepp, with corrections from Jan Lentfer.

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Corrections[edit]

Actian VectorWise (??)[1]

Notes[edit]

Berkeley Ingres (~1973[2]-1982[3])
-> Ingres Database (1982-2011)
   -> Actian Ingres (2011[4])
-> NonStop SQL (1987[5]-...)
-> Sybase SQL Server (1987[6]-...) Adaptive Server Enterprise (1996[7])
   -> Microsoft SQL Server (~1989[8]-...)
-> Postgres (1989[9]-1993?[10])
   -> PostgreSQL (1995[11]-...)
      -> Netezza (2000?[12]-...)
      -> Greenplum (2003?[13]-...)
   -> Illustra (???-1995[14])
      -> Merged to Informix 7 OnLine (1997)

Informix (1981-1986) Informix-SQL (1985-...; acquired by IBM in 2001)
-> Merged to IBM DB2 (~2001[15])

IBM System R (1977[16]-1981??[17])
-> IBM DB2 (1983[18]-...)
-> IBM SQL/DS (...)

Vertica Analytic Database (2005[19]-...)

MySQL (1995[20]-...)
-> MariaDB (2009-...)
-> Drizzle (2008-...)

Netfrastructure (~2001?-2006[21])
-> Merge to MySQL 6.0/Falcon, now deprecated (2006-2009[22])

InnoDB (1999-2000[23])
-> Merged to MySQL (2001[23])

NDB Cluster (2000-2003[24])
-> Merged to MySQL (2003)
   -> Forked to MySQL Cluster 6.1 (2006[25]-...)

Oracle Database (1979[26]-...

InterBase (1984?[27]-...)
-> Firebird (2000[28]-...)

Rdb/VMS (1984)[29]
-> Oracle Rdb (1994)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grrr, the web only has bullshit marketing articles, almost no factual sources, much less history.
  2. ^ Ingres (database)#Ingres: Based on System R research from IBM, Stonebraker & Wong started Ingres in 1973
  3. ^ PostgreSQL#History: In 1982, Michael Stonebraker left Berkeley to make a proprietary version of Ingres
  4. ^ Ingres (database)#Commercialization: On 22nd September 2011, Ingres Corporation became Actian Corporation
  5. ^ NonStop SQL: First released in 1987
  6. ^ Sybase: Founded in 1984, first formal release in 1987
  7. ^ Adaptive Server Enterprise#History
  8. ^ Microsoft SQL Server#Genesis: SQL Server 1.0 for OS/2 was released at about 1989
  9. ^ PostgreSQL#History: by 1985 Stokebaker is back at Berkeley and on 1989 releases Postgres version 1
  10. ^ By 1993 the great number of users began to overwhelm the project ...
  11. ^ PostgreSQL#History: Started in 1994, first released as Postgres95 on 1995, renamed to PostgreSQL on 1996
  12. ^ Netezza: Founded in 2000, first release date unknown
  13. ^ Greenplum: Founded in 2003, first release date unknown
  14. ^ Informix#Internal problems: Illustra was sold to Informix in 1995 and integrated into Informix 7 OnLine by 1997
  15. ^ IBM DB2#History: In 2001, IBM bought Informix and in the following years incorporated Informix technology into the DB2 product suite
  16. ^ IBM System R: First customer in 1977
  17. ^ http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~brewer/cs262/SystemR.pdf
  18. ^ IBM DB2#History
  19. ^ Vertica: Started in 2005 by Stonebraker and Palmer. [1]: Contrary to popular belief, Vertica is not a fork of PostgreSQL, but merely emulates PostgreSQL's interface.
  20. ^ MySQL#Product history
  21. ^ Acquired by MySQL to make Falcon storage engine
  22. ^ Last release in 2009, deprecated by Oracle acquisition
  23. ^ a b [2]: Development started in 1994, completed in 1999, MySQL integration started in 2000, first MySQL release with InnoDB in 2001
  24. ^ [3]
  25. ^ [4]: This is the first MySQL Cluster NDB 6.1 release, incorporating new features and bugfixes made for the NDBCLUSTER storage engine made since branching from MySQL 5.1.14 standard
  26. ^ Oracle Database#History: Founded in 1977, first release in 1979
  27. ^ InterBase#Early years
  28. ^ Firebird (database server)
  29. ^ Oracle Rdb