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The implementation of a multi-backend database system (MDBS) Part II: The first prototype MDBS and the software engineering experience

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Authors
Hsiao, David K.
Kerr, Douglas S.
He, Xingui
Higashida, Masanobu
Orooji, Ali
Shi, Zong-Zhi
Strawser, Paula
Subjects
backend database system
database system implementation
database computer, database machine
software engineering
database.
Advisors
Date of Issue
1982-07
Date
1982-07
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Multi -Backend Database System, MDBS, uses one microcomputer as the master or controller, and a varying number of microcomputers as slaves or backends. No special hardware is required. The backends are configured in a parallel manner. A new backend may be added by replicating the existing software on an addition minicomputer. A prototype MDBS is being implemented in order to carry out design verification and performance evaluation studies. This report is the second in a series which describe the MDBS implementation. First, the overall design and implementation of MDBS is given. Then, the controller and the backends functions are described in detail. In order to facilitate performance evaluation experiments, a program to generate test data and a program to generate test requests are required. The former program was described in the first report. The latter program is described in this report. Our goal is not limited to the production of a prototype MDBS, but is also aimed toward the application of software engineering techniques to the development of the system. Thus, the software engineering techniques being used are also discussed. The appendicies contain the detailed designs for the controller subsystem, one of the two modules in the backends subsystem (the other module, the directory management, was contained in the first report) and the test request generation module.
Type
Technical Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS-52-82-008
Sponsors
Prepared for: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93940.
Funder
N00014-75-C-0573
Format
viii, 149 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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