Artifact Details

Title

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) workshop : financing

Catalog Number

102702564

Type

Text

Date

2007-06-12

Contributor

Haigh, Thomas, Participant
Hoffman, Mark, Participant
Humphries, Mike, Participant
Jerger, Douglas, Editor
Johnson, Luanne, Moderator
MacDonald, Bob, Participant
Schuster, Stu, Participant
Sippl, Roger, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

35 p.

Description

This session examines the business development and early financing of three of the independent software companies which developed and marketed relational database management systems (RDBMS) products. The individuals in the session represented Informix, Oracle, and Sybase. The participants explained the beginnings of each company, the financing needed to market various products, and they discussed the key people involved in company management and marketing. The discussion also includes insights into early marketing strategies and sales campaigns and the movement of personnel between companies in the early years of the industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Johnson, Luanne; Hoffman, Mark; Humphries, Mike; MacDonald, Bob; Schuster, Stu; Sippl, Roger; Haigh, Thomas; Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); Ellison, Larry; Epstein, Bob; Gartner Group; IBM DB2; Informix Corporation; Ingres Corporation; Kleiner Perkins; Morgenthaler, Gary J; Oracle Corporation; Other Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's); SQL; Sybase; UNIX; Value Added Reseller (VAR); VAX/VMS Station (Computer)

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4069.2007