Edgar F. Codd

Dr. Edgar franc Codd (* 23. August 1923 in haven country, Dorset; † 18. April 2003 in Williams Iceland) was an US-American mathematician and scientist.

Codd created in the 1960er and 1970er years with itsResearch work to IBM the Almaden Research center in San Jose the bases of the relational data bases. Until today these represent De-facto - standard under the data base techniques to one. For its continual work in the area of the data bases Codd 1981 received the Turing Award, which is considered as the highest honor in computer science.

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