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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) - Special issue on heterogeneous databases, Volume 22 Issue 3, Sept. 1990

Federated database systems for managing distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous databases
Amit P. Sheth, James A. Larson
Pages: 183-236
DOI: 10.1145/96602.96604
A federated database system (FDBS) is a collection of cooperating database systems that are autonomous and possibly heterogeneous. In this paper, we define a reference architecture for distributed database management systems from system and...

Heterogeneous distributed database systems for production use
Gomer Thomas, Glenn R. Thompson, Chin-Wan Chung, Edward Barkmeyer, Fred Carter, Marjorie Templeton, Stephen Fox, Berl Hartman
Pages: 237-266
DOI: 10.1145/96602.96607
It is increasingly important for organizations to achieve additional coordination of diverse computerized operations. To do so, it is necessary to have database systems that can operate over a distributed network and can encompass a...

Interoperability of multiple autonomous databases
Witold Litwin, Leo Mark, Nick Roussopoulos
Pages: 267-293
DOI: 10.1145/96602.96608
Database systems were a solution to the problem of shared access to heterogeneous files created by multiple autonomous applications in a centralized environment. To make data usage easier, the files were replaced by a globally integrated...