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PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY PARKER Q&A IBM Fellow Don Haderle was instrumental in developing DB2 technology 30 years ago. DB2 Turns 30 ‘Father of DB2’ Don Haderle looks back—and to the future I BM Fellow Don Haderle is the only person who can claim to have been both the “father” and “mother” of DB2*, which turned 30 years old this year. In the 1980s, more than one person who had worked on the DB2 project had been called the “Father of DB2” in press announcements. So during a database show in San Francisco, when Haderle and several panelists were asked their titles, he responded Mike Westholder is managing editor of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition. “ ‘The Mother of DB2 because the Father of DB2 title was already taken.’ So they called me the Mother of DB2 for quite some time,” he recalls. However, Janet Perna, the management executive lead for DB2 on open systems at the time, later dubbed him the “official” Father of DB2. “And when I retired, that was the title they gave me in a press article. So it was a name IBM gave me; I didn’t make it up.” To mark the 30th anniversary of DB2, IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition spoke the IBM 16 // SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 Fellow, who retired from IBM in 2005. Haderle spoke about the development of the database management system (DBMS) and its lasting impact on the mainframe and beyond. IBM Systems Magazine (ISM): What spurred the development of DB2? Don Haderle (DH): IBM derived most of its revenue and profit from mainframe hardware, including peripherals. DBMS customers used more storage and processing ca- pacity than others, so IBM sought to drive greater DBMS adoption. However, IBM depended on ISVs to support the latest IBM hardware. These vendors often delayed doing so until the new hardware enjoyed a strong installation base. This slowed hardware sales. As a result, IBM’s storage division funded the development of an advanced DBMS and transaction systems in 1976. ISM: What had come before DB2 and what made a new approach necessary?

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
Techbits: A microscopic short film
Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013