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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform - Second Edition by Gregor Noriskin, Dmitri Olechko, Andre Dovgal

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Chapter 3. The SQL Server Primer

In 1970, when E. F. Codd came up with his seminal work A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks, his approach sounded like a purely theoretical one. Computers were not powerful enough to implement the relational database concepts in a manner that would suffice the needs of the consumers. However, in a few years, different corporations, such as IBM and Oracle, started building relational database management systems, and in a few more years, Oracle (known as Relational Software at that time) came up with the first RDBMS in 1979.

Microsoft jumped on to the bandwagon significantly later, after 10 more years had passed, partnering with Sybase, and developed their original version of SQL Server. In the beginning ...

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