Experiences in Federated Databases: From IRO-DB to MIRO-Web.

Peter Fankhauser, Georges Gardarin, M. Lopez, J. Muñoz, Anthony Tomasic: Experiences in Federated Databases: From IRO-DB to MIRO-Web. VLDB 1998: 655-658
  author    = {Peter Fankhauser and
               Georges Gardarin and
               M. Lopez and
               J. Mu{\~n}oz and
               Anthony Tomasic},
  editor    = {Ashish Gupta and
               Oded Shmueli and
               Jennifer Widom},
  title     = {Experiences in Federated Databases: From IRO-DB to MIRO-Web},
  booktitle = {VLDB'98, Proceedings of 24rd International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, August 24-27, 1998, New York City, New York,
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1998},
  isbn      = {1-55860-566-5},
  pages     = {655-658},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/FankhauserGLMT98.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/98},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


From beginning of 1994 to the end of 1996, the IRO-DB ESPRIT project has developed tools for accessing relational and object-oriented databases in an integrated way. The system is based on the ODMG standard as pivot model and language. It consists of three layers. The local layer provides for an ODMG interface to heterogeneous DBMSs, thecommunication layer implements object-oriented remote data access, and theinteroperable layer supports design and querying of integrated views. This paper describes the architecture and main design choices of IRO-DB, and reviews them against the experiences gained with implementation and application. It concludes with analyzing the revisions and extensions needed for applying the developed technology to inter- and intranet federations, which are tackled in the follow-up ESPRIT project MIRO-Web.

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Ashish Gupta, Oded Shmueli, Jennifer Widom (Eds.): VLDB'98, Proceedings of 24rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 24-27, 1998, New York City, New York, USA. Morgan Kaufmann 1998, ISBN 1-55860-566-5
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Hubert Naacke, Georges Gardarin, Anthony Tomasic: Leveraging Mediator Cost Models with Heterogeneous Data Sources. ICDE 1998: 351-360 BibTeX
Amit P. Sheth, James A. Larson: Federated Database Systems for Managing Distributed, Heterogeneous, and Autonomous Databases. ACM Comput. Surv. 22(3): 183-236(1990) BibTeX

Referenced by

  1. Luc Bouganim, Tatiana Chan-Sine-Ying, Tuyet-Tram Dang-Ngoc, Jean-Luc Darroux, Georges Gardarin, Fei Sha: Miro Web: Integrating Multiple Data Sources through Semistructured Data Types. VLDB 1999: 750-753
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  3. Regina Motz: Propagation of Structural Modifications to an Integrated Schema. ADBIS 1998: 163-174
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