Management of Heterogeneous and Autonomous Database Systems

Edited By

  • Ahmed Elmagarmid
  • Marek Rusinkiewicz
  • Amit Sheth

"As organizations have become more sophisticated, pressure to provide information sharing across dissimilar platforms has mounted. In addition, advances in distributed computing and networking combined with the affordable high level of connectivity, are making information sharing across databases closer to being accomplished...With the advent of the internet, intranets, and affordable network connectivity, business reengineering has become a necessity for modern corporations to stay competitive in the global market...An end-user in a heterogeneous computing environment should be able to not only invoke multiple exiting software systems and hardware devices, but also coordinate their interactions."--From the Introduction

Seventeen leaders in the field contributed chapters specifically for this unique book, together providing the most comprehensive resource on managing multidatabase systems involving heterogeneous and autonomous databases available today. The book covers virtually all fundamental issues, concepts, and major research topics.

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Database researchers and design professionals


Book information

  • Published: October 1998
  • ISBN: 978-1-55860-216-8

Table of Contents

1. Multidatabase Systems: Past and Present--An Overview Athman Bouettaya Boualem Benatallah and Ahmed Elmagarmid2. Local Autonomy and Its Effects on Multidatabase Systems Ahmed Elmagarmid, Weimn Du and Rafi Ahmed3. Semantic Similarities between Objects in Multiple Databases Vipul Kashap and Amit Sheth4. On the Resolution of Representational Diversity in Multidatabase Systems Joachim hammer and Dennis McLeod5. Schema Integration: Past, Current and Future Sudha Ram and V. Rameshq6. Schema and Language Translation B. Czejdo and L. Gruenwald7. Multidatabase Languages Paolo Missier, Merek Rusinkiewicz and W. Jin8. Interdependent Database Systems George Karabatis, Marek Rusinkiewicz and Amit Sheth9. Correctness Criteria and Concurrency Control Panos K. Chrysanthis and Kithi Ramamritham10. Transaction Management in Multidatabase Systems: Current Technologies and Formalisms Ken Barker and Ahmed Elmagarmid11. Transaction-based Recovery Jari Veijalainen and Antoni Wolski