This month, to mark the 20th anniversary of BrentOzar.com, I’m stepping back and looking at the big picture rather than blogging about database problems & solutions like I usually do.
I’m going to generalize a little by decade here to keep things simple.
In 1990-2000, databases were mostly tied to specific development languages. When you developed an application with a Microsoft Access back end, you were very likely using Microsoft Access to store the data, too. If you wrote a web page in Microsoft FrontPage, you were likely using Access or Microsoft SQL Server as the back end.