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The implementation of a multi-backend database system (MDBS) part I: Software engineering strategies and efforts towards a prototype MDBS

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Authors
Kerr, Douglas S.
Strawser, Paula R.
Orooji, Ali
Shi, Zong-Zhi
Subjects
Backend database system
database system implementation
database computer
database machine
software engineering
database.
Advisors
Date of Issue
1983-06
Date
1983-06
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A backend multi-minicomputer database system, known as MDBS, has been proposed. MDBS utilizes one minicomputer as the master (or controller) and a varying number of minicomputers as slaves (or backends) which are configured in a novel and parallel fashion. MDBS is primarily designed to provide for database growth and performance enhancement by the addition of identical backends. The software architecture allows the backend addition without the need of new programming and reprogramming. Instead, the backend system software is replicated on the new backends for concurrent and parallel operations which in turn allow the database to grow and the performance to improve without an increased in software complexity. Prototypes of MDBS are being implemented in order to carry out design verification and performance evaluation of MDBS. As the first in a series of reports on the implementation, this report discusses the choice of hardware and operating system software. It also discusses the choice of the system programming language. The MDBS-I software system architecture is described in some detail. The appendices contain the detailed designs for the directory management subsystem, the database load subsystem and the test data generation program
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Technical Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS52-83-008
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Prepared for: Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
viii, 145 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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