This blog takes it’s name from Edgar F. Codd, who working at IBM wrote a seminal 1970 paper on relational databases. Every day hundreds of systems we use unthinkingly, rely entirely on the maths behind relational databases. Processor and programming advances alone, did not create the rapidly advancing technological age we live in. If anything pioneering work on databases have contributed just as much. Newer processor advancements gave complicated relational databases the speed to be implemented usefully in real-time applications, and advances in programming set up the framework in which these database engines could flourish.