The IBM IDEA Semantic Network Database from 1990

Before I left IBM in 1992 we worked hard to devise a brand new architecture and design for the flagship IBM mainframe. The semantic network database was one innovation that figured prominently into our plans.

Today we see big funding behind database technologies like MongoDB which makes me think back to these early days.

The paper and some example diagrams we used with executives is available here in PDF format: IDEAS: Semantic Network Database, IBM, 1990.

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