Edgar Codd – Complete Biography, History, and Inventions

Edgar Codd is the creator of the relational databases model (RDBMS), an extremely influential general theory of data management, the foundation of RDBMS, used everywhere nowadays.

Early Life and Education

Edgar (Ted) Frank Codd was born on 23 August, 1923, in Fortuneswell, on the Isle of Portland, in England. Edgar earned degrees in mathematics and chemistry at Exeter College, Oxford, before serving as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

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Career – What Did Edgar Codd Do?

The 1940s-1950s: The Move to the United States – The Late 1950s: The Start of Research – The Late 1950s -The Early 1960s: Proposals and Work on the OLTP System

Edgar Codd: Awards and Achievements

– In 2000, Edgar Codd received the Computer History Museum’s Distinguished Accomplishment Award (shared with Larry Ellison and Ed Oates). – In 2002 Edgar received a Special Achievement Award from OOPSLA for contributions to database technology.

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Published Works and Books

– The Relational Model for Database Management: Version 2 – The Relational Model: A Retrospective Review – IBM Systems Journal, Volume 18 Issue 1 January 1979

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