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Real-Time Database Systems : Issues and Applications - Azer Bestavros

Real-Time Database Systems

Issues and Applications

By: Azer Bestavros (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1997
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Despite the growing interest in Real-Time Database Systems, there is no single book that acts as a reference to academics, professionals, and practitioners who wish to understand the issues involved in the design and development of RTDBS. Real-Time Database Systems: Issues and Applications fulfills this need. This book presents the spectrum of issues that may arise in various real-time database applications, the available solutions and technologies that may be used to address these issues, and the open problems that need to be tackled in the future. With rapid advances in this area, several concepts have been proposed without a widely accepted consensus on their definitions and implications. To address this need, the first chapter is an introduction to the key RTDBS concepts and definitions, which is followed by a survey of the state of the art in RTDBS research and practice. The remainder of the book consists of four sections: models and paradigms, applications and benchmarks, scheduling and concurrency control, and experimental systems. The chapters in each section are contributed by experts in the respective areas. Real-Time Database Systems: Issues and Applications is primarily intended for practicing engineers and researchers working in the growing area of real-time database systems. For practitioners, the book will provide a much needed bridge for technology transfer and continued education. For researchers, this book will provide a comprehensive reference for well-established results. This book can also be used in a senior or graduate level course on real-time systems, real-time database systems, and database systems or closely related courses.

Preface
Contributors
Advances in Real-Time Database Systems Researchp. 1
Requirements and Issues on Real-Time Database Systemsp. 17
Similarity Semantics and Concurrency Controlp. 39
Probabilistic Real-Time Data Access with Deadline and Interval Constraintsp. 57
Real-Time Databases: Real-World Requirementsp. 83
Real-Time Databases in Telecommunicationsp. 93
Unbundled RTDBMS Support for WWW-Applicationsp. 99
Multimedia Capabilities in Distributed Real-Time Applicationsp. 105
Real-Time Database Benchmark Design for Avionics Systemsp. 123
Cost Model Development for a Main Memory Database Systemp. 139
Scheduling Access to Temporal Data in Real-Time Databasesp. 167
Admission Control and Overload Management for Real-Time Databasesp. 193
Lock-Free Transactions for Real-Time Systemsp. 215
A Worst-Case Behaviour Analysis for Hard Real-Time Transactionsp. 235
Performance Modeling of Real-Time Database Schedulersp. 251
The RTSORAC Real-Time Object-Oriented Database Prototypep. 279
Developing a Real-Time DB: The Starbase Experiencep. 305
Refining Timing Constraints of Applications in Deedsp. 325
A Real-Time Database Server in an Agile Manufacturing Systemp. 345
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780792398974
ISBN-10: 0792398971
Series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72