Re: Jim Gray article on Next Generation Databases
Peter Hunsberger wrote: >On 5/4/05, Ken North <kennorth@s...> wrote: > > >>>>As others noted, however, these ideas have been around for a long >>>> >>>> >>time, e.g. MUMPS was a DB deeply integrated into an OS and programming >>language; >> >>Other examples of database integrated into the OS >> >>Microdata Reality (1974) -- first minicomputer to do this >>IBM System 38 (1978) -- ancestor of the AS/400. >> >>If I remember correctly, Microdata used a microprogrammable instruction set for >>the Reality. (Microcode implemented data management operators as part of the >>machine's instruction set.) >> >> > >Interesting: somewhere between 1982 - 88 I sat down with a bunch of >hardware geeks who where looking at a way of exploiting a highly >parallel design (multicore RISC) they had come up with and suggesting >they do hardware/microcode based tree manipulation. (Never went >anywhere, but I still have the notebooks in a closet.) At the time I >hadn't been able to come up with any other hardware based data >management, but then again, I was only peripherally aware of the >Microdata. How is that you stumbled across it? > > > maybe like me they were there. the microdata units were sold in australia by awa (once a great electronics company) and were quite popular in their day.
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