Wednesday, May 15, 2013

PostgreSQL history

A year ago I wrote article about PostgreSQL history. Original article is in Czech language, but there is a link to Google translated article.

6 Comments:

At May 15, 2013 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Mr. Muskrat said...

For some reason the IT department at work blocked the translation link you provided. Strangely enough, they didn't block it when I changed .cz to .com. In the one below I've also changed host language from hl=cs to hl=en.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=cs&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpostgres.cz%2Fwiki%2FHistorie_projektu_PostgreSQL

 
At May 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Pavel Stěhule said...

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At May 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Pavel Stěhule said...

@Mr. Muskrat Thank you, link updated

 
At May 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM , Blogger Joe said...

Very interesting. Some corrections:

The date of the ASK acquisition/merger with Ingres should be 1990 (IIRC) not 1999.

Footnote 11: the translation of SQL to QUEL was only for Ingres 5.0 (circa 1986). Ingres 6.0 (circa 1988) used native SQL.

The Ingres optimizer was written by Bob Kooi (not Coye) ("kooi" is still in the source history comments). Bob was replaced by at least two people (Teresa (?) Seputis, before CA) and Doug Inkster (after CA).

The renamed Ingres Corp is Actian.

 
At May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Joe said...

A correction to my earlier comment: Seputis was named Ed (Edwin) [there was a Teresa Seputis also but (to my knowledge she didn't work on the optimizer).

 
At August 8, 2013 at 6:22 PM , Anonymous Amie said...

This is cool!

 

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