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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 31 Issue 1, March 1999

Fundamentals of fault-tolerant distributed computing in asynchronous environments
Felix C. Gärtner
Pages: 1-26
DOI: 10.1145/311531.311532
Fault tolerance in distributed computing is a wide area with a significant body of literature that is vastly diverse in methodology and terminology. This paper aims at structuring the area and thus guiding readers into this interesting field. We...

Deductive database languages: problems and solutions
Mengchi Liu
Pages: 27-62
DOI: 10.1145/311531.311533
Deductive databases result from the integration of relational database and logic programming techniques. However, significant problems remain inherent in this simple synthesis from the language point of view. In this paper, we discuss these...

Active database systems
Norman W. Paton, Oscar Díaz
Pages: 63-103
DOI: 10.1145/311531.311623
Active database systems support mechanisms that enable them to respond automatically to events that are taking place either inside or outside the database system itself. Considerable effort has been directed towards improving understanding of...