History of DBMS and SQL

Written by

Soumya Shaw

The origin of DBMS can be dated back to 1960s where computers started its dominance in the world. The first DBMS was developed by IBM (known as ‘IMS’) written mainly for the world famous Apollo program.

Charles Bachman, on the other hand, developed a DBMS called ‘Integrated Database Store’. The systems then were not easy to use and using these precursors in 1970s, Edgar Codd replaced the system with rows & columns where the world is now at present.

He presented a paper entitled as Relational Model for Large Shared Data Banks, in which he came up with the concept the tables which has the row and column feature.

Edgar Codd

MySQL was initially released on 23 May 1995 and was written in C & C++. The founders of the DBMS were David Axmark and Michael Monty and was done by a Swedish company MySQL AB.

The company was acquired by Sun Microsystems for an approximate cost of $1 billion in 2008 and consequently, the creators started criticizing and soon left the company.

The following year Oracle went into a definitive agreement where Oracle bought the common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. Hence, now it is managed and operated by Oracle itself.


David Axmark                

Michael Monty

Knowing this history, where are DBMS utilized today? Okay, accept all over the place?

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true – everything from keeping money exchanges to online sales – anything that bargains with information and data is utilizing a type of database the board framework.

What’s more, as innovation develops, as more organizations and buyers get online for different reasons, you can expect increasingly use.

History of DBMS and SQL