A Survey of Research and Development in Distributed Database Management.

James B. Rothnie Jr., Nathan Goodman: A Survey of Research and Development in Distributed Database Management. VLDB 1977: 48-62
  author    = {James B. Rothnie Jr. and
               Nathan Goodman},
  title     = {A Survey of Research and Development in Distributed Database
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Very Large
               Data Bases, October 6-8, 1977, Tokyo, Japan},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {1977},
  pages     = {48-62},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/RothnieG77.html},
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Distributed database management is a newly developed and rapidly growing sub-field of database management technology. Distributed database management is an attractive approach to solving the data management needs of many organizations because it permits the database system to act conceptually as a centralized system, while physically mirroring the geographic distribution of organizations in today's world.

This paper presents an overview of several key technical problems that must be overcome in developing general purpose distributed database management systems, and surveys current r&d efforts aimed at overcoming these problems.

Copyright © 1977 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Abstract used with permission.

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Peter Alsberg, J. D. Day: A Principle for Resilient Sharing of Distributed Resources. ICSE 1976: 562-570 BibTeX
David E. Bakkom, James A. Behymer: Implementation of a Prototype Generalized File Translator. SIGMOD Conference 1975: 99-110 BibTeX
Clarence A. Ellis: A Robust Algorithm for Updating Duplicate Databases. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 146-158 BibTeX
James P. Fry, Randall L. Frank, Ernest A. Hershey III: A Development Model for Data Translation. SIGFIDET Workshop 1972: 77-105 BibTeX
James P. Fry, Diane C. P. Smith, Robert W. Taylor: An Approach to Stored Data Definition and Translation. SIGFIDET Workshop 1972: 13-56 BibTeX
CODASYL: Stored-data description and data translation: a model and language. Inf. Syst. 2(3): 95-148(1977) BibTeX
J. Heller: The Design and Data Model of the BNL Archive and Dissemination System. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 161- BibTeX
Barron C. Housel, Vincent Y. Lum, Nan C. Shu: Architecture to An Interactive Migration System (AIMS). SIGMOD Workshop, Vol. 1 1974: 157-169 BibTeX
Barron C. Housel, Diane C. P. Smith, Nan C. Shu, Vincent Y. Lum: DEFINE: A Non-Procedural Data Description Language for Defining Information Easily. ACM Pacific 1975: 62-70 BibTeX
Leslie Lamport: Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System. Commun. ACM 21(7): 558-565(1978) BibTeX
Samy A. Mahmoud, J. Spruce Riordon: Optimal Allocation of Resources in Distributed Information Networks. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 1(1): 66-78(1976) BibTeX
Alan G. Merten, James P. Fry: A Data Description Language Approach to File Translation. SIGMOD Workshop, Vol. 1 1974: 191-205 BibTeX
Robert Metcalfe, David Boggs: Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks. Commun. ACM 19(7): 395-404(1976) BibTeX
Shamkant B. Navathe, James P. Fry: Restructuring for Large Data Bases: Three Levels of Abstraction. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 1(2): 138-158(1976) BibTeX
Michael Pliner, Larry McGowan, Ken Spalding: A Distributed Data Management System for Real-Time Applications. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 68-88 BibTeX
J. A. Ramirez, N. Adam Rin, Noah S. Prywes: Automatic Generation of Data Conversion Programs Using A Data Description Language. SIGMOD Workshop, Vol. 1 1974: 207-225 BibTeX
Daniel J. Rosenkrantz, Richard Edwin Stearns, Philip M. Lewis II: System Level Concurrency Control for Distributed Database Systems. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 3(2): 178-198(1978) BibTeX
James B. Rothnie Jr., Nathan Goodman: An Overview of the Preliminary Design of SDD-1: A System for Distributed Databases. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 39-57 BibTeX
G. Michael Schneider, Edouard J. Desautels: Creation of a File Translation Language for Networks. Inf. Syst. 1(1): 23-31(1975) BibTeX
Arie Shoshani: A Logical-Level Approach to Data Base Conversion. SIGMOD Conference 1975: 112-122 BibTeX
Arie Shoshani, K. Brandon: On the Implementation of a Logical Data Base Converter. VLDB 1975: 529-531 BibTeX
Nan C. Shu, Barron C. Housel, Vincent Y. Lum: CONVERT: A High Level Translation Definition Language for Data Conversion. Commun. ACM 18(10): 557-567(1975) BibTeX
Nan C. Shu, Barron C. Housel, Robert W. Taylor, Sakti P. Ghosh, Vincent Y. Lum: EXPRESS: A Data EXtraction, Processing, amd REStructuring System. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 2(2): 134-174(1977) BibTeX
Edgar H. Sibley, Robert W. Taylor: A Data Definition and Mapping Language. Commun. ACM 16(12): 750-759(1973) BibTeX
Diane C. P. Smith: A Method for Data Translation Using the Stored Data Definition and Translation Task Group Languages. SIGFIDET Workshop 1972: 107-124 BibTeX
Richard Edwin Stearns, Philip M. Lewis II, Daniel J. Rosenkrantz: Concurrency Control for Database Systems. FOCS 1976: 19-32 BibTeX
Michael Stonebraker, Erich J. Neuhold: A Distributed Database Version of INGRES. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 19-36 BibTeX
Michael Stonebraker, Eugene Wong, Peter Kreps, Gerald Held: The Design and Implementation of INGRES. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 1(3): 189-222(1976) BibTeX
Eugene Wong: Retrieving Dispersed Data from SDD-1: A System for Distributed Databases. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 217-235 BibTeX
Eugene Wong, Karel Youssefi: Decomposition - A Strategy for Query Processing. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 1(3): 223-241(1976) BibTeX

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