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Understanding database schema evolution: A case study

Anthony Cleve, Maxime Gobert, Loup Meurice, Jerome Maes, Jens Weber
2015 Science of Computer Programming  
The need to understand the database schema.  ...  the evolution of data-intensive systems, and (3) we curate a rich and complex case study that can be used to explore these challenges (and others) by the software evolution research community.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scico.2013.11.025 fatcat:bkisxx56mfelnlm4223je3364u

Bidirectional Transformations in Database Evolution: A Case Study "At Scale"

Mathieu Beine, Nicolas Hames, Jens H. Weber, Anthony Cleve
2014 International Conference on Extending Database Technology  
Bidirectional transformations (BX) play an important role in database schema/application co-evolution.  ...  In earlier work, Terwilliger introduced the theoretical concept of a Channel as a BX-based mechanism to de-couple "virtual databases" used by the application code from the actual representation of the  ...  While related, our work on database schema evolution has a di↵erent objective.  ... 
dblp:conf/edbt/BeineHWC14 fatcat:333erlas6zfozibkm6cdsyqozq

Metrics for the Prediction of Evolution Impact in ETL Ecosystems: A Case Study

George Papastefanatos, Panos Vassiliadis, Alkis Simitsis, Yannis Vassiliou
2012 Journal on Data Semantics  
We focus on a set of graph-theoretic metrics for the prediction of evolution impact and we investigate their fit into real-world ETL scenarios.  ...  We present our experimental findings and describe the lessons we learned working on real-world cases.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers of a first version of this paper for their constructive comments that improved the clarity and completeness of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13740-012-0006-9 fatcat:fbbvn53ehfb2dja3ny2iexhnru

What Factors Make SQL Test Cases Understandable for Testers? A Human Study of Automated Test Data Generation Techniques

Abdullah Alsharif, Gregory M. Kapfhammer, Phil McMinn
2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME)  
This paper reports on a human study of test comprehension in the context of automatically generated tests that assess the correct specification of the integrity constraints in a relational database schema  ...  Since relational databases are a key component of software systems ranging from small mobile to large enterprise applications, there are well-studied methods that automatically generate test cases for  ...  of understandable database schema tests.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsme.2019.00076 dblp:conf/icsm/AlsharifKM19 fatcat:5hmf7lrdgzggzpgm23tqfvveqy

The evolution of a production planning system: A 10-year case study

Kenneth N. McKay, Gary W. Black
2007 Computers in industry (Print)  
This paper describes the evolution of a production planning system (PPS) from a simple work sequence generation tool to a useful, sustained scheduling system. Three stages of evolution are described.  ...  The second stage of evolution was caused by an MRP-ERP conversion.  ...  Evolution of decision support systems Research reporting case studies on the evolution of decision support systems is relatively sparse.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compind.2007.02.002 fatcat:fjxpxqnej5cczn7m5v4wqh34mm

Biological data cleaning: a case study

Katherine G. Herbert, Jason T.L. Wang
2007 International Journal of Information Quality  
It presents BIO-AJAX, a framework developed to address these issues. It finally describes BIO-JAX for TreeBASE and BIO-AJAX for Lineage Path, two implementations of BIO-AJAX on phylogenetic data sets.  ...  As databases become more pervasive through the biological sciences, various data quality concerns are emerging.  ...  BIO-AJAX: a case study BIO-AJAX (Herbert et al., 2004 ) is a proposed data cleaning framework for biological databases that is designed to clean both schema level and data level data quality problems  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijiq.2007.013376 fatcat:sqrm4w6jbvb4tido55zhh4fswm

Software Reuse in the Evolution of an E-Commerce System: A Case Study

Shihong Huang, James J. Mulcahy
2010 International Journal of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing  
Lessons learned from each evolution were used to improve upon the next, ultimately resulting in a highly maintainable and scalable product.  ...  This paper details the initial and subsequent evolutions of one such e-commerce software interface.  ...  In this case study, the SOAP/XML solution was used to establish a connection between Amazon.com and the vendor(s) using the interface.  ... 
doi:10.5958/j.0975-8070.1.1.004 fatcat:zlr5hukfyrfvjgwvc7v2ubp6ui

Characterizing semantic mappings adaptation via biomedical KOS evolution: a case study investigating SNOMED CT and ICD

Julio Cesar Dos Reis, Cédric Pruski, Marcos Da Silveira, Chantal Reynaud-Delaître
2013 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
In this article, we study variations of a specific KOS complex change (split) for two biomedical KOS (SNOMED CT and ICD-9-CM) through a rigorous method of investigation for identifying and refining complex  ...  changes, and for selecting representative cases.  ...  Using KOS changes for maintaining mappings seems to be favorable, and it has been explored mainly for schema changes in the adaptation of database and XML schema mappings 7 .  ... 
pmid:24551341 pmcid:PMC3900182 fatcat:chpeiy3xdvhvrduwxr7wfcsu5y

Monitoring Pattern-Based CSCL Scripts: A Case Study [chapter]

María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana, Alejandra Martínez-Monés, Juan Ignacio Asensio-Pérez, Iván Manuel Jorrín-Abellán, Yannis Dimitriadis
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper also presents a case study based on an authentic experience in higher education where these ideas were tried out.  ...  The result is an automated and higher-level view about the evolution of the learning process, integrating the data gathered from the different tools.  ...  In our attempt to understand in depth this research question, an instrumental case study [22] was carried out on an authentic CSCL scenario.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23985-4_25 fatcat:uhyfqkdmuved5fcq2lo3i4gxca

Incorporating Goal Analysis in Database Design: A Case Study from Biological Data Management

Lei Jiang, T. Topaloglou, A. Borgida, J. Mylopoulos
2006 14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'06)  
We present a case study of a real-world industrial application which produced several versions of conceptual schema design for a biological database during its evolution.  ...  Moreover, the goal-oriented analysis supports the systematic examination of the space of design alternatives, and better explains what the output of the design process (a conceptual schema) really means  ...  We begin our research with a case study based on a real-world industrial application, which produced several versions of conceptual schema design for a biological database during its evolution.  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2006.33 dblp:conf/re/JiangTBM06 fatcat:qdzyy2fgr5foxcsu3jiznfjpcy

Monitoring with MonAMI: a case study

A P Millar, G A Stewart, G A Cowan
2008 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
The use of MonAMI within the ScotGrid distributed Tier-2 is examined as a case study, illustrating both the ease with which MonAMI integrates into existing systems and helps provide a framework for extending  ...  MonAMI aims to be a universal sensor framework with a plugin architecture. This plugin structure allows flexibility in what is monitored and how the gathered information is reported.  ...  One of the authors (G A Stewart) is funded by the EGEE project.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/119/6/062037 fatcat:uvnwzgq75vh2dbzp55bigzsv6u

Lattice QCD Workflows: A Case Study

Luciano Piccoli, James B. Kowalkowski, James N. Simone, Xian-He Sun, Hui Jin, Donald J. Holmgren, Nirmal Seenu, Amitoj G. Singh
2008 2008 IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience  
This paper discusses the application of existing workflow management systems to a real world science application (LQCD). Typical workflows and execution environment used in production are described.  ...  States are also recorded on a Postgres database.  ...  The monitoring database and visualization interface are great tools for understanding workflow performance and identify bottlenecks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/escience.2008.168 dblp:conf/eScience/PiccoliKSSJHSS08 fatcat:nelztlz4hfeybgu7odyrhaan6m

Coevolution analysis of amino-acids reveals diversified drug-resistance solutions in viral sequences: a case study of hepatitis B virus

2020 Virus Evolution  
study.  ...  The study of mutational landscapes of viral proteins is fundamental for the understanding of the mechanisms of cross-resistance to drugs and the design of effective therapeutic strategies based on several  ...  Agence Nationale de la Recherche sur le SIDA et les hepatites virales' (ANRS CSS4 ECTZ25224-2017-19), the Institut Universitaire de France, LabEx CALSIMLAB (public grant ANR-11-LABX-0037-01 constituting a  ... 
doi:10.1093/ve/veaa006 pmid:32158552 pmcid:PMC7050494 fatcat:raqtzskcyrbyzjop22qjuqh3di

Understanding Information Systems Evolution and Management through an Analysis of Power, Power Sources and Stakeholder Dependencies: A Case Study

June I. Bradley, Michael McGrath
2012 Social Science Research Network  
They did not even know the database schema of IITS, not even the unique primary keys).  ...  Research Design Overview This research was conducted as a retrospective and exploratory case study (Yin, 1994) .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2175410 fatcat:4pqpeqxajbdzncuwm7y5kuulu4

Catching Inconsistencies with the Semantic Web: A Biocuration Case Study

Jerven T. Bolleman, Sebastien Gehant, Nicole Redaschi
2012 Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences  
The UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot database is manually curated by a team of experienced biocurators with the aim to provide to the scientific community high-quality information on proteins.  ...  Description We describe here a system that is using SPARQL queries encoded in SPIN to identify UniProtKB database records that do not comply with manual curation rules.  ...  Implementation Database schema and curation rules A database schema can define more or less complex data constraints, depending on the expressive power of the schema definition language that is used.  ... 
dblp:conf/swat4ls/BollemanGR12 fatcat:sz7mpdnmqnhzfh7mgyqxtxaghe
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