History of T-SQL

1984 Sybase founded by Mark Hoffman and Bob Epstein and work quickly begins on the Transact-SQL procedural language.
 
1987 Microsoft Partners with Sybase for rights to SQL Server on OS/2
 
1988 Sybase ships first production release of SQL Server
 
1991 Sybase goes public with a $100 Million IPO.
 
1992 Microsoft & Sybase SQL Server 4.2 ships on Windows 3.x.
 
1995 Sybase buys PowerBuilder and stops innovating in enterprise RDBMS.
 
1997 Microsoft SQL Server finally stabilizes on Windows NT.
 
1999-
2009
Core "SQL Server" becomes a stagnant cash cow for both Microsoft
and Sybase.
 
2010 SAP acquires Sybase.
 
2011 Linux surpasses Windows as the Enterpise OS of choice.
 
2012 Sybase & SQL Server Compatibility is first demonstrated
 
2013 The pgTSQL Development Community is introduced