On Friday 03 December 2004 21:42, elein wrote:
> In 1992, Michael Stonebraker, Gary Morganthaler, Michael Ubell
> and Paula Hawthorn joined with a small team to create the
> company Miró. Miró took a branch from UC Berkeley's Postgres
> source tree and immediately adapted it to use SQL, implemented
> (fixed) page level locking and a number of other key features.
> Over the next few years, Miró became Montage and then became,
Illustra was the other database I looked at when backending my
Navi^H^H^H^HGNN^H^H^HAOLserver installation (Illustra and the full text
DataBlade was extremely well supported by that beast). Just wasn't available
> Relational technology into the existing multi-threaded
> Informix 7 to produce Informix 9. I was a part of that team.
> With the halt of active Illustra database sales, some of us
> on the Illustra maintenance team approached Stonebraker with
> the idea to make the Illustra database open source. Stonebraker
> In 2001, Informix split. Half of the company seceded
> and formed Ascential. The database portion of the
> business was sold to IBM.
Any chance anyone inside IBM might be able to make that happen (the
open-sourcing of Illustra?).
The whole DataBlade mechanism was cool; I forget right off which DataBlade the
full-text indexer in AOLserver used, but it was working in 1997 very well.
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