The Database Machine: Old Story, New Slant?

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The Database Machine: Old Story, New Slant?
Current database management system technology is not well equipped to provide adequate support for what has been deemed the 3rd wave of computing -- Ubiquitous Computing. Such applications require systems that are sufficiently lightweight and customisable to provide high performance while consuming minimal power, yet extensible enough to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Current DBMS architectures inherently do not provide this level of customisation or adaptability. Therefore we suggest an alternative where database systems shake off their relatively static monolithic structure and become open sets of fine-grained components providing a collection of key information provision services and moreover have the ability to adapt. This paper explores the motivation for componentisation and how modern operating systems research can influence the DBMS architecture. If components are the answer, then are we announcing the end of database management systems as we currently know them, ...
Julie A. McCann
Added 31 Oct 2010
Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where CIDR
Authors Julie A. McCann
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