A little Oracle History for you geeks out there

25 Years of technology innovation:

In the late 1970s, following Oracle Corporation’s initial release of the world’s first commercially available relational database management system (RDBMS), hundreds of vendors appeared with products related to relational databases. Many promoted highly specialized applications for reporting, working with unique data, or processing transactions. New companies such as Informix, Ingres, and Sybase sprang up, and established giants such as IBM entered the relational database market.

The article has some interesting tidbits about Oracle as a company, and that shy and retiring fellow Larry Ellison.


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