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Early active database efforts: a capsule summary

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1 Author(s)
S. Chakravarthy ; Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci. & Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA

Over the past few years, the topic of active databases has become an important area of research. A number of efforts-both research prototypes and commercial database management systems (DBMSs)-have addressed support for event-condition-action (ECA) rules in databases. This paper examines the motivations for providing this capability, identifies features that form the basis for supporting active functionality, and provides a capsule summary of active database features of early commercial systems as well as research prototypes. Three broad categories-rule expressiveness, execution semantics and efficiency-are used for the capsule summary

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IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 6 )