E. F. Codd

E. F. Codd

Born: August 23, 1923

Died: April 18, 2003

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Biography: Edgar Frank Ted Codd was an English computer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for database management, the theoretical basis for relational databases. He made other valuable contributions to computer science, but the relational model, a very influential general theory of data management, remains his most mentioned achievement.