Parallel Handling of Integrity Constraints

P.W.P.J. Grefen, Jan Flokstra, Peter M.G. Apers

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Integrity constraints form an important part of a data model. Therefore, a complete integrity constraint handling subsystem is considered an important part of any modern DBMS. In implementing an integrity constraint handling subsystem, there are two major problem areas: providing enough functionality and delivering good performance in constraint enforcement. In the PRISMA project, an integrity constraint handling subsystem for a relational DBMS is developed, that meets both requirements. Functionality is reached through a modular and extensible architecture of the subsystem. Performance is reached through extensive use of parallelism in various constraint enforcement algorithms. The work reported in this document was conducted as part of the PRISMA project, a joint effort with Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven, partially supported by the Dutch "Stimuleringsprojectteam Informaticaonderzoek (SPIN)"
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationPRISMA workshop on parallel database systems
Place of PublicationNoordwijk, Nederland
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783540541325
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 1990
EventPRISMA Workshop on Parallel Database Systems - Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Duration: 24 Sep 199026 Sep 1990

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


WorkshopPRISMA Workshop on Parallel Database Systems
OtherSeptember 24-26, 1990


  • METIS-119728
  • IR-79650

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