Oracle’s History (Continue)

March 23, 2007

1977
Relational Software Inc. (RSI – currently Oracle Corporation) established
1978
Oracle V1 ran on PDP-11 under RSX, 128 KB max memory. Written in assembly language. Implementation separated Oracle code and user code. Oracle V1 was never officially released.
1980
Oracle V2 released – the first commercially available relational database to use SQL. Oracle runs on on DEC PDP-11 machines. Coide is still written in PDP-11 assembly language, but now ran under Vax/VMS.
1982
Oracle V3 released, Oracle became the first DBMS to run on mainframes, minicomputers, and PC’s (portable codebase).First release to employ transactional processing.Oracle V3’s server code was written in C.
1983
Relational Software Inc. changed its name to Oracle Corporation.
1984
Oracle V4 released, introduced read consistency, was ported to multiple platforms, first interoperability between PC and server.
1986
Oracle V5 released. Featured true client/server, VAX-cluster support, and distributed queries. (first DBMS with distributed capabilities).
1987
CASE and 4GL toolset
1988
Oracle V6 released – PL/SQL introduced.Oracle Financial Applications built on relational database.
1989
Released Oracle 6.2 with Symmetric cluster access using the Oracle Parallel Server
1991
Reached power of 1,000 TPS on a parallel computing machine.First database to run on a massively parallel computer (Oracle Parallel Server).
1992
Released Oracle7 for Unix
1993
Rollout of Oracle’s Cooperative Development Environment (CDE).Introduction of Oracle Industries and the Oracle Media Server.
1994
Oracle’s headquarters moved to present location.Released Oracle 7.1 and Oracle7 for the PC.
1995
Reported gross revenues of almost $3 billion.
1995
OraFAQ.com website launched.
1997
Oracle8 released (supports more users, more data, higher availability, and object-relational features)
1998
Oracle announces support for the Intel Linux operating system
1999
Oracle8i (the “i” is for internet) or Oracle 8.1.5 with Java integration (JVM in the database)
2000
Oracle8i Release 2 releasedOracle now not only the number one in Databases but also in ERP ApplicationsOracle9i Application Server generally available: Oracle tools integrated in middle tier
2001
Oracle9i Release 1 (with RAC and Advanced Analytic Service)
2002
Oracle9i Release 2
2004
Oracle10g Release 1 (10.1.0) available (“g” is for grid, the latest buzzword)
2005
The Oracle FAQ (this site) is 10 years old!Oracle10g Release 2 (10.2.0) availableOracle release a free version of their database, Oracle XE (Express Edition)ref: http://orafaq.com/faq/what_is_oracles_history
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Welcome to my blog

March 23, 2007

Hi there, welcome aboard to my blog and also the database world. Let warm up with the definition of blog (web log) here what I found on my dictionary : “A shared on-line journal where people can post daily entries about their personal experiences and hobbies.” (ref: <a href=”http://wordweb.info”>wordweb dictionary</a>) . Ok let get back to database.

Oracle is one of the best database used globally, that is one of the reason why I choose to write about oracle. The official site of oracle for some oracle newbie is http://www.oracle.com. The latest version of oracle is 10g but 11g is coming out soon, here is a brief history of oracle

Way back in June 1970, Dr E F Codd published a paper entitled A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks. This relational model, sponsored by IBM, then came to be accepted as the definitive model for relational database management systems – RDBMS. The language developed by IBM to manipulate the data stored within Codd’s model was originally called Structured English Query Language, or SEQUEL, with the word ‘English’ later being dropped in favor Structured Query Language – SQL.

In 1979 a company called Relational Software, Inc. released the first commercially available implementation of SQL. Relational Software later came to be known as Oracle Corporation.” (ref: <a href=”http://www.vbip.com/books/1861003927/chapter_3927_02.asp”>http://www.vbip.com/books/1861003927/chapter_3927_02.asp</a&gt;.)

to be continue….