Nineteen Sixties History of Data Base Management

  • T. William Olle
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 215)


Data base management evolved during the sixties and seventies. The evolution period was protracted. Many driving forces impacted the evolution and it is the aim of this paper to analyze these driving forces (some technical and some political) and to discuss the impact of each. The driving forces are identified as follows: higher level languages, generalization of software, non-procedural approach, program maintenance, recognition of different levels of data definition, direct access storage, and relational theory.


Random Access Memory Magnetic Tape Direct Access Memory High Level Language Record Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. William Olle
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  1. 1.T. William Olle AssociatesWalton on ThamesSurreyUK

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