PESTO : An Integrated Query/Browser for Object Databases.

Michael J. Carey, Laura M. Haas, Vivekananda Maganty, John H. Williams: PESTO : An Integrated Query/Browser for Object Databases. VLDB 1996: 203-214
  author    = {Michael J. Carey and
               Laura M. Haas and
               Vivekananda Maganty and
               John H. Williams},
  editor    = {T. M. Vijayaraman and
               Alejandro P. Buchmann and
               C. Mohan and
               Nandlal L. Sarda},
  title     = {PESTO : An Integrated Query/Browser for Object Databases},
  booktitle = {VLDB'96, Proceedings of 22th International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, September 3-6, 1996, Mumbai (Bombay), India},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1996},
  isbn      = {1-55860-382-4},
  pages     = {203-214},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/CareyHMW96.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/96},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


This paper describes the design and implementation of PESTO (Portable Explorer of STructured Objects), a user interface that supports browsing and querying of object databases. PESTO allows users to navigate the relationships that exist among objects. In addition, users can formulate complex object queries through an integrated query paradigm (``query-in-place'') that presents uerying as a natural extension of browsing. PESTO is designed to be portable to any object database system that supports a high-level query language; in addition, PESTO is extensible, providing hooks for specialized predicate formation and object display tools for new data types (e.g., images or text).

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T. M. Vijayaraman, Alejandro P. Buchmann, C. Mohan, Nandlal L. Sarda (Eds.): VLDB'96, Proceedings of 22th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September 3-6, 1996, Mumbai (Bombay), India. Morgan Kaufmann 1996, ISBN 1-55860-382-4
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