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Document Details


Title: Josephine Cheng
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: IBM Corporation. Archives. IBM Women in Technology Collection
Collection: IBM Women Fellows Oral History Interviews
Description: Josephine Cheng has been at the forefront of relational database technology for more than 20 years. Currently, she is responsible for advanced technologies for IBM database products in pervasive computing. Her expertise is in introducing IBM's database technology to the Web, allowing people to access dynamic data via the Internet. Her teams have produced such landmark database technologies and products as: DB2 World-Wide Web and its follow-on, Net.Data, which provide Web access to corporate databases; XML Extender for DB2, which permits popular XML-formatted data to be integrated into DB2; and DB2 Everyplace, a tiny, totally self-managing database system with synchronization capability that extends the power of DB2 to convenient pervasive computing devices such as handheld computers and cellular phones. Cheng led development of the DB2/390 query optimization in the early 1980s and then, in 1987, joined IBM Patricia Selinger of IBM Research forming the Database Technology Institute (DBTI) to focus the creation of database technology in IBM's Research and Software divisions on common goals.
Extent: 28 pages
URL: http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/witexhibit/pdf/cheng_history.pdf
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2003 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cheng, Josephine
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Editor; Executive; Writer
Document date: 31-Jul-2003
Interviewer: Lasewicz, Paul
Organizations discussed: IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY
Locations discussed: New York; North America; United States; White Plains, NY
Topics discussed - ASP terms: High technology industries--United States; IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY; Information technology; New York; North America; Oral history; United States; White Plains, NY; Women employees; Women in technology
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029248-32356