A Brief History of Databases #History #VintageComputing
Databases are mundane, the epitome of the everyday in digital society. The history of databases is a tale of experts at different times attempting to make sense of complexity. As a result, the first information explosions of the early computer era left an enduring impact on how we think about structuring information. The practices, frameworks, and uses of databases, so pioneering at the time, have since become intrinsic to how organizations manage data.
Avant.org presents a brief history of databases, from punched cards to NoSQL. How the data and the methods we employ to handle it have evolved over time.
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