Goetz Graefe

2017 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award

Professor Goetz Graefe is the recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award for his foundational contributions to the architecture and implementation of database query optimizers.

Details: Goetz Graefe has been a professor, product architect, and industrial researcher. He has published tutorial surveys on query execution, sorting, b-tree indexing, concurrency control and recovery as well as numerous novel techniques and research results in query processing and in transactional data storage. Like other database vendors, Microsoft SQL Server adopted his designs for query optimization and query execution.