Component Database Systems

1st Edition

Editors: Klaus Dittrich Andreas Geppert
Hardcover ISBN: 9781558606425
eBook ISBN: 9780080490724
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 16th October 2000
Page Count: 294
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Component Database Systems: Introduction, Foundations and Overview

Klaus R. Dittrich, Andreas Geppert

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The need for componentization DBMSs

1.2.1 Handling nonstandard data types

1.2.2 Data integration

1.2.3 Downsized database systems

1.2.4 Discussion

1.3 Prerequisites and foundations of CDBMSs

1.3.1 DBMS architecture

1.3.2 Components and database management system architecture

1.4 Related work: the roots of CDBMSs

1.4.1 Kernel systems

1.4.2 Pure extensible database systems

1.4.3 Customizable systems

1.4.4 Toolkit systems

1.4.5 Transformational systems

1.4.6 Generators

1.4.7 Frameworks

1.4.8 Discussion

1.5 Component database models

1.5.1 Plug-in components

1.5.2 Database middleware

1.5.3 DBMS services

1.5.4 Configurable DBMS

1.5.5 Discussion

1.6 Summary and conclusion

Chapter 2 - Distributed Component Database Management Systems

Paul Brown

2.1 Introduction

2.1.1 Why distributed ORDBMSs

2.1.2 Description of the example application

2.1.3 Chapter over view<BR id="CRLF"


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.

Key Features

  • Is comprised of contributions from the field's most highly respected researchers, including key figures at IBM, Oracle, Informix, Microsoft, and POET.
  • Represents the entire spectrum of approaches taken by leading software companies working on DBMS componentization strategies.
  • Covers component-focused architectures, methods for hooking components into an overall system, and support for component development.
  • Examines the component technologies that are most valuable to Web-based and multimedia databases.
  • Presents a thorough classification and overview of component database systems.


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@qu:"We have in hand a wonderful book to show us how far database technology has been able to move in the direction of component databases, and what enormous challenges and ensuing rewards still lie ahead." @source:—Peter C. Lockemann, Universität Karlsruhe

About the Editors

Klaus Dittrich Editor

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.

Andreas Geppert Editor

Andreas Geppert is a senior researcher in the Database Technology Research Group at the University of Zurich. He has been working on object-oriented and active database systems and DMBS architecture and related topics for many years and has numerous publications in these areas.