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IBM DB2

IBM DB2

IBM DB2 is a line of database products from computer technology company IBM that covers a spectrum of database types—object-relational, relational and nonrelational—for maximizing scalability and compatibility. IBM DB2 can be used in any industry. Products in the IBM DB2 line include: DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (with Spatial Extender); DB2 for z/OS (with Spatial Extender); DB2 BLU Acceleration; and DB2 Connect.

Background:
Founders: Charles Ranlett Flint and Thomas J. Watson
CEO: Virginia M. Rometty
Timeline:
1911: IBM founded as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company
1970: Edgar F. Codd creates a theory of relational databases
1974: IBM creates a relational database based on Codd’s theory
1976: IBM releases its first relational database commercially, called SQL/DS
1983: IBM’s commercial relational database named IBM DB2 (Database 2) released
2006: IBM releases Viper (DB2 9)
2009: IBM releases Cobra (DB2 9.7)
2012: IBM releases Galileo (DB2 10.1)

IBM is headquartered in Armonk, Town of North Castle, New York, USA. The company has over 400,000 employees in offices all over the world.