A Classification of Multi-Database Languages

Tresch, Markus and Scholl, Marc (1994) A Classification of Multi-Database Languages. Technical Report. Universität Ulm.

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This paper defines a formal Classification of multi-database languages into five levels of database integration with increasing degree of global control and de-creasing degree of local autonomy. First, the fundamental interoperability mechanisms are identified for each of these levels. Their consequences on local autonomy as well as implementation draw-backs are dis-cussed. Second, various multi-database languages are classified into these categories. In addition to our own language COOL*, other proposals are analyzed, including SQL*Net, Multibase, Superviews, VODAK, Pegasus, and 0*SQL.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Eva Mader
Date Deposited: 24 May 2008 14:26
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 10:25
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/376

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