Integrity Constraint Checking in Federated Databases

P.W.P.J. Grefen, Jennifer Widom

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Abstract

A federated database is comprised of multiple interconnected databases that cooperate in an autonomous fashion. Global integrity constraints are very useful in federated databases, but the lack of global queries, global transaction mechanisms, and global concurrency control renders traditional constraint management techniques inapplicable. The paper presents a threefold contribution to integrity constraint checking in federated databases: (1) the problem of constraint checking in a federated database environment is clearly formulated; (2) a family of cooperative protocols for constraint checking is presented; (3) the differences across protocols in the family are analyzed with respect to system requirements, properties guaranteed, and costs involved. Thus, we provide a suite of options with protocols for various environments with specific system capabilities and integrity requirements
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 1996)
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages38-47
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-8186-7505-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
EventProceedings 1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 1996) - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 19 Jun 199621 Jun 1996

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE

Conference

ConferenceProceedings 1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 1996)
Period19/06/9621/06/96
Other19-21 Jun 1996

Keywords

  • METIS-119862
  • DB-DFDB: DISTRIBUTED OR FEDERATED DATABASES
  • EWI-7247
  • IR-19339

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