Component Database Systems is a collection of invited chapters by the researchers making the most influential contributions in the database industry's trend toward componentization
This book represents the sometimes-divergent, sometimes-convergent approaches taken by leading database vendors as they seek to establish commercially viable componentization strategies. Together, these contributions form the first book devoted entirely to the technical and architectural design of component-based database systems. In addition to detailing the current state of their research, the authors also take up many of the issues affecting the likely future directions of component databases.
If you have a stake in the evolution of any of today's leading database systems, this book will make fascinating reading. It will also help prepare you for the technology that is likely to become widely available over the next several years.
Klaus R. Dittrich is a professor in the Department of Information Technology at the University of Zurich, where he heads the Database Technology Research Group. he is the current secretary of the VLDB Endowment Board and has been a member of the ACM SIGMOD Advisory Committee. Professor Dittrich has been nominated as a Distinguished Speaker under the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors. He has over 100 scientific publications in the area of database technology and, in particular, has followed and influenced the development of object database technology from its inception.