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Mainframe Trivia Contest #17
In 1968 IBM shipped the industry’s first hierarchical database management system. What was its name?
(I will randomly select a winner of this Mainframe Trivia Contest #17 who will receive the sweatshirt pictured below. To participate, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Mainframe Trivia Contest #17 in the Subject line — Don’t forget to state your sweatshirt size.)
Mainframe Trivia Contest #16: Winners Announced
In October 2009 I posted the 16th edition of the Mainframe Trivia Contest when I posed the following question:
During most of three decades (1970s, ’80s, and ’90s) one software company dominated the mainframe performance monitoring niche. Which company?
- Boole & Babbage
Although the majority of the responses to this trivia question selected Candle; in fact, the correct answer is Boole & Babbage.
The winners of the Mainframe Trivia Contest #16 are:
- Bill Porreca
- Rohan Sawant
- Stan (Stawsh) Murawski