"I wish I were over there": Distributed Execution Protocols for Data Definition in R*.

Paul F. Wilms, Bruce G. Lindsay, Patricia G. Selinger: "I wish I were over there": Distributed Execution Protocols for Data Definition in R*. SIGMOD Conference 1983: 238-242
  author    = {Paul F. Wilms and
               Bruce G. Lindsay and
               Patricia G. Selinger},
  editor    = {David J. DeWitt and
               Georges Gardarin},
  title     = {"I wish I were over there": Distributed Execution Protocols for
               Data Definition in R*},
  booktitle = {SIGMOD'83, Proceedings of Annual Meeting, San Jose, California,
               May 23-26, 1983},
  publisher = {ACM Press},
  year      = {1983},
  pages     = {238-242},
  ee        = {, db/conf/sigmod/WilmsLS83.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/sigmod/83},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


The design and implementation of R*, an experimental prototyp of a distributed system for the management of interrelated, voluntarily cooperating, but also autonomous databases is based on several major objectives: site autonomy, transparency, ease of use and performance. This paper discusses the way data definition and control statements are executed in a distributed environment and shows how the general objectives are fulfilled. Specialized distributed execution facilities have been developed to facilitate the implementation of complex multi-site functions. This paper describes the facilities and methodology used to implement the distributed processing needed to perform multi-site data definition operations in R*.

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Donald D. Chamberlin, Morton M. Astrahan, W. Frank King III, Raymond A. Lorie, James W. Mehl, Thomas G. Price, Mario Schkolnick, Patricia G. Selinger, Donald R. Slutz, Bradford W. Wade, Robert A. Yost: Support for Repetitive Transactions and Ad Hoc Queries in System R. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 6(1): 70-94(1981) BibTeX
Dean Daniels, Patricia G. Selinger, Laura M. Haas, Bruce G. Lindsay, C. Mohan, Adrian Walker, Paul F. Wilms: An Introduction to Distributed Query Compilation in R*. DDB 1982: 291-309 BibTeX
Laura M. Haas, Patricia G. Selinger, Elisa Bertino, Dean Daniels, Bruce G. Lindsay, Guy M. Lohman, Yoshifumi Masunaga, C. Mohan, Pui Ng, Paul F. Wilms, Robert A. Yost: R*: A Research Project on Distributed Relational DBMS. IEEE Database Eng. Bull. 5(4): 28-32(1982) BibTeX
Bruce G. Lindsay, Laura M. Haas, C. Mohan, Paul F. Wilms, Robert A. Yost: Computation & Communication in R*: A Distributed Database Manager (Extended Abstract). SOSP 1983: 1-2 BibTeX
R. Williams, Dean Daniels, Laura M. Haas, George Lapis, Bruce G. Lindsay, Pui Ng, Ron Obermarck, Patricia G. Selinger, Adrian Walker, Paul F. Wilms, Robert A. Yost: R*: An Overview of the Architecture. JCDKB 1982: 1-27 BibTeX

Referenced by

  1. Eui Kyeong Hong: Performance of Catalog Management Schemes for Running Access Modules in a Locally Distributed Database System. VLDB 1993: 194-205
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