Charles Bachman

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Charles BachmanName: Charles (Charlie) William Bachman

Born: December 11, 1924 in Manhattan, Kansas

Computer related contributions

  • American computer scientist known for his work in the area of databases.
  • Joined General Electric in 1960 where he developed the Integrated Data Store (IDS), one of the first database management systems.
  • In 1983 he founded Bachman Information Systems, where he developed Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) products.


  • The Impact of Structured Data Throughout Computer-Based Information Systems (1980)
  • The Role Data Model Approach to Data Structures (1980)
  • Toward a More Complete Reference Model of Computer-Based Information Systems (1982)
  • The Structuring Capabilities of the Molecular Data Model (1983)
  • A Case for Adaptable Programming (1987)
  • A Personal Chronicle: Creating Better Information Systems, with Some Guiding Principles (1989)

Honors and awards

  • ACM Turing Award in 1973 for "his outstanding contributions to database technology".
  • Elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society in 1977