Donald Chamberlin

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Donald ChamberlinName: Donald D. Chamberlin

Born: 1944 in San Jose, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist known for SQL the world's most widely-used database language, System R, and XQuery.
  • One of the principal designers of the original SQL language specification with Raymond Boyce.
  • He also made significant contributions to the development of XQuery.

Significant publications

  • Author of two books on IBM's DB2 UDB, and more than 50 technical papers.
  • He contributed a chapter to the 2003 book XQuery from the Experts.

Honors and awards

  • ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award.
  • ACM Software System Award.