Old VMS Databases Never Die

Monday Nov 29th 2004 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

OpenVMS databases dating back to the 1980s are still helping run many large enterprises. And administrators say you'll have to pry them from their cold, dead fingers.

[From Datamation]

Like old soldiers, it could be said that old databases never truly die.

But instead of fading away like their military counterparts, some databases conceived in the 1980s are still very much a part of the IT fabric of many large enterprises. Particularly on the OpenVMS platform, products such as Rdb, Ingres and even System 1032 still can be found in various nooks and crannies of the technology universe.

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