D3, one of Rocket’s MultiValue DBMS solutions, began its life at Pick Systems. This was the company founded by Dick Pick, co-creator of the Pick OS developed in the 1960s. In 2000, the company merged with Omnis Technology Corp, and 2001 the name was changed to Raining Data. In 2008 the name changed yet again to TigerLogic, and 2013 Rocket purchased TigerLogic’s MultiValue business.
Technical Support Engineer Brian Cram joined Pick Systems in 1987, and has been part of the D3 team since the product was released in the 1990s. He sent in the picture below that tracks the history of D3 through coffee cups with all four company logos, and also gave a bit of history.
According to Brian “D3 was actually a superset and rename of a product called Advanced Pick or AP. D3 was the first Pick Systems product named after the death of Dick Pick in 1994, and the first product not to bear his name. Before AP there was Pick OA (open architecture) and those was Pick R83. There were others before that, but that’s the state it was in when I became a ‘Pick guy’ in 1987.”
Thanks to Brian for sending this in, as well as the history lesson. Be sure to check back next week for our next Rocket at 25 installment.
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