XRPC: Interoperable and Efficient Distributed XQuery

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XRPC: Interoperable and Efficient Distributed XQuery
We propose XRPC, a minimal XQuery extension that enables distributed yet efficient querying of heterogeneous XQuery data sources. XRPC enhances the existing concept of XQuery functions with the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) paradigm. By calling out of an XQuery for-loop to multiple destinations, and by calling functions that themselves perform XRPC calls, complex P2P communication patterns can be achieved. The XRPC extension is orthogonal to all XQuery features, including the XQuery Update Facility (XQUF). We provide formal semantics for XRPC that encompasses execution of both read-only and update queries. XRPC is also a network SOAP sub-protocol, that integrates seamlessly with web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and AJAX-based GUIs. A crucial feature of the protocol is bulk RPC, that allows remote execution of many different calls to the same procedure, using possibly a single network round-trip. The efficiency potential of XRPC is demonstrated via an open-source im...
Ying Zhang, Peter A. Boncz
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where VLDB
Authors Ying Zhang, Peter A. Boncz
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