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Database Systems: Achievements and Opportunities.

Abraham Silberschatz, Michael Stonebraker, Jeffrey D. Ullman: Database Systems: Achievements and Opportunities. Commun. ACM 34(10): 110-120(1991)
@article{DBLP:journals/cacm/SilberschatzSU91,
  author    = {Abraham Silberschatz and
               Michael Stonebraker and
               Jeffrey D. Ullman},
  title     = {Database Systems: Achievements and Opportunities},
  journal   = {Commun. ACM},
  volume    = {34},
  number    = {10},
  year      = {1991},
  pages     = {110-120},
  ee        = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/125223.125272},
  bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}
}

Abstract

The history of database system research is one of exceptional productivity and startling economic impact. Barely 20 years old as a basic science research field, database research has fueled an information services industry estimated at $10 billion per year in the U.S. done. Achievements in database research underpin fundamental advances in communications systems, transportation and logistics, financial management, kowledge-based systems, accessibility to scientific literature, and a host of other civilian and defense applications. They also serve as the foundation for considerable progress in basic science in various fields ranging from computing to biology.

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