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Heterogeneous Distributed Database Systems for Production Use



Gomer Thomas, Glenn R. Thompson, Chin-Wan Chung, Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr., Fred Carter, Marjorie Templeton, S Fox, Berl Hartman


It is increasingly important for organizations to achieve additional coordination of diverse computerized operations. To do so, it is necessary to have database systems that can operate over a distributed network and can encompass a heterogeneous mix of computers, operating systems, communications links, and local database management systems. This paper outlines approaches to various aspects of heterogeneous distributed data management and describes the characteristics and architectures of seven existing heterogeneous distributed database systems developed for production use. The objective is a survey of the state-of-the-art in systems targeted for production environments as opposed to research prototypes.
Acm Computing Surveys


diverse computerized operations, distributed network, operating systems, communication links, database systems


Thomas, G. , Thompson, G. , Chung, C. , Barkmeyer Jr., E. , Carter, F. , Templeton, M. , Fox, S. and Hartman, B. (1990), Heterogeneous Distributed Database Systems for Production Use, Acm Computing Surveys, [online], (Accessed June 12, 2024)


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Created August 31, 1990, Updated October 12, 2021