Artifact Details

Title

Database experts join Ashton-Tate research and development staff

Catalog Number

102762663

Type

Text

Date

1987-08-25

Publisher

Ashton-Tate

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-442d9dc3eea2c Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

3 p.

Description

Press release announcing that database software experts Arvola Y. Chan and Michael K. Benson have joined its research and development team. Chan is primarily known for his development work on Computer Corporation of America's Adaplex DBMS prototype for mini and mainframe computers and later on the Distributed Data Manager (DDM) component within the Adaplex product effort. Benson conceived, designed and implemented Cincom Systems' mainframe DBMS Supra query language (named Spectra), widely regarded as the most advanced relational language in the industry. Both developers have extensive experience in transaction management systems, an area many industry analysts believe is an important component in the emerging integration of the microcomputer, mini and mainframe database environments. Donated by Ed Esber. 3 scanned pages.

Category

Press release

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Lot Number

X7847.2017