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Wednesday, April 30, 2003  

The father of the Relational Database died the other day. Network World had a brief news item about him:

"Edgar Codd, who is credited with the theoretical development of relational databases, died April 18 at his home in Florida. He was 79. Codd, a mathematician, devised an approach for storing data in tables that were cross-referenced and could be presented to the user in a variety of ways. IBM, for whom Codd worked in the 1960s and '70s, ignored his work as it was working on a database with a different structure. Finally in 1978, IBM built a product that used Codd's theories. However, by that time a small company called Oracle had beaten Big Blue to the punch with its own database that utilized Codd's published works."

You can also search SlashDot. I know that I saw an article w/comments over there about him, but I can't find it now.

posted by David | 4/30/2003 02:36:00 PM


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