RAW Labs

Press Release

Lausanne, July 5, 2019   

RAWLabs CEO Anastasia Ailamaki wins prestigious ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovation Award.

We are proud to announce RAW Labs CEO and co-founder Anastasia Ailamaki has received the prestigious 2019 ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovation award for her pioneering work on the architecture of database systems, its interaction with computer architecture, and scientific data management. 


The 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.

About Professor Anastasia Ailamaki: Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL and the co-founder of RAW Labs SA, a Swiss company that develops a software engine for real-time analysis of heterogeneous big data. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at CMU, where she held the Finmeccanica endowed chair. She has received the 2019 EDBT Test of Time award, the 2018 Nemitsas Prize in Computer Science, an ERC Consolidator Award (2013), the European Young Investigator Award from the European Science Foundation (2007), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2005), and ten best-paper awards in database, storage, and computer architecture conferences. She is an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow, and an elected member of the Swiss, the Belgian, and the Cypriot National Research Councils.

About RAW Labs

Founded in 2015 as a spin-off from the renowned Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, RAW Labs enable companies rapidly build and deploy data driven applications and micro services without having to invest time and money in new and expensive data lakes and data warehouses. RAW Labs platform is available in the cloud and on premise.