Federated databases and systems: Part II ? A tutorial on their resource consolidation

David K. Hsiao
1992 The VLDB journal  
The issues and solutions for the interoperability of a class of heterogeneous databases and their database systems are expounded in two parts. Part I presented the data-sharing issues in federated databases and systems (Hsiao, 1992) . The present article explores resource-consolidation issues. Interoperability in this context refers to data sharing among heterogeneous databases, and to resource consolidation of computer hardware, system software, and support personnel. Resource consolidation
more » ... uires the presence of a database system architecture which supports the heterogeneous system software, thereby eliminating the need for various computer hardware and support personnel. The class of heterogeneous databases and database systems expounded herein is termed federated, meaning that they are joined in order to meet certain organizational requirements and because they require their respective application specificities, integrity constraints, and security requirements to be upheld. Federated databases and systems are new. While there are no technological solutions, there has been considerable research towards their development. This tutorial is aimed at exposing the need for such solutions. A taxonomy is introduced in our review of existing research undertakings and exploratory developments. With this taxonomy, we contrast and compare various approaches to federating databases and systems.
doi:10.1007/bf01231702 fatcat:ndkuhiv7ajdsnk5og56tfy67um