In honor of the 15th anniversary of DM Review magazine, the editorial staff interviewed several thought leaders who have history with DM Review to share their knowledge and insight about the technology industry in general and DM Review, specifically. Today, we take a look at where we've been and where we're going.
The first issue of the precursor to DM Review, Data Base Management, debuted in February 1991 and focused on major database management systems, database design, quality assurance and relational technologies. Rob Mattison, an original DM Review columnist, says data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI) were unique phenomena in IT history. "In the early days, you had the giant computer companies - IBM, Burroughs and Xerox." Each dominated their own segment - business, government and office - and all the operating systems were proprietary. "Then came Apple, Windows and UNIX. The smaller hardware got more powerful and the revolution began."
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