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Component Database Systems (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
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"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."
-- Peter C. Lockemann, Universitñt Karlsruhe
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 ofany 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.
In recent years, database management systems have grown increasingly unwieldy as software companies attempt to incorporate a wider and wider range of functionality. Now the trend is towards componentization — "unbundling" these behemoths and repackaging their features so customers can select, pay for, and assemble only what they need.<P>Component Database Systems is a collection of papers from the researchers making the most influential contributions to this effort. Though these readings tend towards the theoretical, almost all represent the very practical directions taken by leading database vendors to establish a commercially viable componentization strategy. This book therefore has great appeal for practitioners with a stake in the near-future of the evolution of the database industry — both technically savvy IT managers and product developers whose responsibilities require that they look ahead to technology likely to become widely available over the next two or three years.
ough classification and overview of component database systems.
About the Author
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 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Component Database Systems: Introduction, Foundations and Overview
Chapter 2 - Distributed Component Database Management Systems
Chapter 3 - All Your Data: The Oracle Extensibility Architecture
Chapter 4 - Extensible Indexing Support in DB2 Universal Database
Chapter 5 - Enabling Component Databases with OLE DB
Chapter 6 - An Architecture for Transparent Access to Diverse Data Sources
Chapter 7 Building Component Database Systems Using CORBA
Chapter 8 - The Architecture of a Database System for Mobile and Embedded Devices
Chapter 9 - Conclusions and Perspectives
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