Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Henri E. Bal
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kjell Bratbergsengen
    Pages 24-43
  4. Filippo Cacace, Stefano Ceri, Maurice A. W. Houtsma
    Pages 44-62
  5. Hector Garcia-Molina, Robert Abbott, Christopher Clifton, Carl Staelin, Kenneth Salem
    Pages 63-70
  6. Suresh Patel
    Pages 124-148
  7. Paul Watson, Paul Townsend
    Pages 149-166
  8. P. M. G. Apers, L. O. Hertzberger, B. J. A. Hulshof, A. C. M. Oerlemans, M. L Kersten
    Pages 167-180
  9. Peter M. G. Apers, L. O. Hertzberger, Ben J. A. Hulshof
    Pages 181-192
  10. C. A. van den Berg, M. L. Kersten
    Pages 229-241
  11. Paul W. P. J. Grefen, Jan Flokstra, Peter M. G. Apers
    Pages 242-258
  12. M. L. Kersten, S. Shair-Ali, C. A. van den Berg
    Pages 259-274
  13. J. van der Spek
    Pages 309-344
  14. Sun Chengzheng, L. O. Hertzberger
    Pages 345-353
  15. M. C. Vlot
    Pages 365-395
  16. R. H. H. Wester, B. J. A. Hulshof
    Pages 396-423
  17. Annita N. Wilschut, Peter M. G. Apers, Jan Flokstra
    Pages 424-433
  18. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This volume presents the proceedings of a workshop on parallel database systems organized by the PRISMA (Parallel Inference and Storage Machine) project. The invited contributions by internationally recognized experts give a thorough survey of several aspects of parallel database systems. The second part of the volume gives an in-depth overview of the PRISMA system. This system is based on a parallel machine, where the individual processors each have their own local memory and communicate with each other over a packet-switched network. On this machine a parallel object-oriented programming language, POOL-X, has been implemented, which provides dedicated support for database systems as well as general facilities for parallel programming. The POOL-X system then serves as a platform for a complete relational main-memory database management system, which uses the parallelism of the machine to speed up significantly the execution of database queries. The presentation of the PRISMA system, together with the invited papers, gives a broad overview of the state of the art in parallel database systems.


Databases Datenbank Object-oriented Programming Objektorientierte Programmierung (EDV) Parallel Computing Parallelverarbeitung (EDV) database parallel programming processor programming programming language

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-54132-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47432-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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