James Gray

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

James GrayName: James (Jim) Nicholas Gray

Born: January 12, 1944 in San Francisco, California USA

Death: January 28, 2007 (Age: 63)

Computer related contributions

  • American computer scientist best known for his contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.
  • He assisted in the development of Virtual Earth while working for Microsoft.


  • Transaction Processing: Concepts and Techniques (1993)
  • The Benchmark Handbook: For Database and Transaction Processing Systems (1991)

Honors and awards

  • Turing Award (1998)