The SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award is given for innovative and highly significant contributions of enduring value to the development, understanding, or use of database systems and databases. Until 2003, this award was known as the “SIGMOD Innovations Award.” In 2004, SIGMOD, with the unanimous approval of ACM Council, decided to rename the award to honor Dr. E.F. (Ted) Codd (1923 – 2003) who invented the relational data model and was responsible for the significant development of the database field as a scientific discipline.

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 Goetz Graefe Gerhard Weikum
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2015 2014 2013
Laura Haas3 Martin Kersten Stefano_Ceri
Laura Haas Martin Kersten Stefano Ceri
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2012 2011 2010
Bruce Lindsay Surajit_Chaudhuri Umeshwar_Dayal
Bruce Lindsay Surajit Chaudhuri Umeshwar Dayal
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2009 2008 2007
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Masaru Kitsuregawa Moshe Y. Vardi Jennifer Widom
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2006 2005 2004
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Jeffrey D. Ullman Michael Carey Ronald Fagin
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2003 2002 2001
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Don Chamberlin Patricia Selinger Rudolf Bayer
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2000 1999 1998
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Rakesh Agrawal Hector Garcia-Molina Serge Abiteboul
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1997 1996 1995
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David Maier C. Mohan David DeWitt
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1994 1993 1992
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Philip Bernstein Jim Gray Michael Stonebraker
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