Active Database Systems (Abstract).

Umeshwar Dayal, Klaus R. Dittrich: Active Database Systems (Abstract). VLDB 1991: 209
  author    = {Umeshwar Dayal and
               Klaus R. Dittrich},
  editor    = {Guy M. Lohman and
               Am\'{\i}lcar Sernadas and
               Rafael Camps},
  title     = {Active Database Systems (Abstract)},
  booktitle = {17th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September
               3-6, 1991, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1991},
  isbn      = {1-55860-150-3},
  pages     = {209},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/DayalD91.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/91},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Active databases have recently emerged as an important (and active) area of research. A few prototype systems are being built. Most current work is aimed at embedding production rules (i.e. situation-actionrules) in database systems. This work is motivated by the observation that production rules provide a unifying mechanism for expressing triggers, alerters, assertions, integrity constraints, access constraints, derived data, and snapshots. In addition, rules support inferencing over a database, and facilitate cooperative work (since they can implement customized policies for sharing, inheritance, version control, configuration control, and workflow control).

This tutorial will provide motivation and a historical perspective on active database systems, survey the state-of-the-art in this field, identify the key technical problems in the design of an active database system, and summarize approaches being taken in some commercial and research projects.

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