X-1998-01: Feature Analysis of Business System 12

X-1998-01: van Emde Boas-Lubsen, Ghica (1998) Feature Analysis of Business System 12. [Report]

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Business System 12 is the name of a Relational database system developed by
IBM, in the Netherlands, in the early 1980-ies, building on the work of a group
at Peterlee, UK. A first version of BS12 became operational in 1983. The system
was never installed at a client; users accessed the system in a time shared
environment. After IBM management had decided in the late 1980-ies no longer to
support the system, it remained in use on behalf of a major application until

In the database literature extremely little has been written about this system.
The present report is a facsimile version of an unpublished internal memorandum
at IBM Uithoorn; it describes the functionality of the system in the style as
advocated in the book by Schmidt and Brody, {\em Relational Database Systems,
Analysis and Comparison\/}, published in 1983.

BS12 has a number of features which are rather unique for the Relational
Database Systems, at least for those available in the 1980-ies. Its properties
made the system particularly suitable for performing experiments in the field
of deductive databases. This facsimile edition primarily has the purpose of
making this information bibliographically traceable.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: X-1998-01
Series Name: Technical Notes (X) Series
Year: 1998
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/636

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