Management of Heterogeneous and Autonomous Database Systems

1st Edition


  • Ahmed Elmagarmid
  • Marek Rusinkiewicz
  • Amit Sheth
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    "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.

    Key Features

    * Presents implications of distribution, autonomy, and heterogeneity on system architectures and management techniques * Discusses logical-level issues, including representation, semantics, schema integration, and languages * Covers system-level issues, with an emphasis on data consistency, recovery, and transaction management


    Database researchers and design professionals

    Table of Contents

    1. Multidatabase Systems: Past and Present--An Overview Athman Bouettaya Boualem Benatallah and Ahmed Elmagarmid 2. Local Autonomy and Its Effects on Multidatabase Systems Ahmed Elmagarmid, Weimn Du and Rafi Ahmed 3. Semantic Similarities between Objects in Multiple Databases Vipul Kashap and Amit Sheth 4. On the Resolution of Representational Diversity in Multidatabase Systems Joachim hammer and Dennis McLeod 5. Schema Integration: Past, Current and Future Sudha Ram and V. Rameshq 6. Schema and Language Translation B. Czejdo and L. Gruenwald 7. Multidatabase Languages Paolo Missier, Merek Rusinkiewicz and W. Jin 8. Interdependent Database Systems George Karabatis, Marek Rusinkiewicz and Amit Sheth 9. Correctness Criteria and Concurrency Control Panos K. Chrysanthis and Kithi Ramamritham 10. Transaction Management in Multidatabase Systems: Current Technologies and Formalisms Ken Barker and Ahmed Elmagarmid 11. Transaction-based Recovery Jari Veijalainen and Antoni Wolski


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