Transparency in Object-Oriented Grid Database Systems

  • Krzysztof Kaczmarski
  • Piotr Habela
  • Hanna Kozankiewicz
  • Krzysztof Stencel
  • Kazimierz Subieta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3911)

Abstract

The paper presents various transparency issues that have to be considered during development of object-oriented Grid applications based on virtual repositories. Higher-level transparencies, such as location, heterogeneity, fragmentation, replication, redundancy, indexing and service provider transparency assure new information processing culture greatly supporting the development, operation and maintenance of Grid database applications. The paper discusses some requirements for a virtual repository that is a kernel of a Grid database and a general architecture of such systems. The architecture is based on object-oriented updatable database views that serve, in particular, as adapters of local servers and integrators/mediators on the level of a global virtual repository. Finally, some issues of the development of Grid database applications are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Kaczmarski
    • 1
  • Piotr Habela
    • 3
  • Hanna Kozankiewicz
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Stencel
    • 4
  • Kazimierz Subieta
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Warsaw Univesity of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer SciencePolish Academy of SciencesPoland
  3. 3.Polish-Japanese Institute of Information TechnologyPoland
  4. 4.Warsaw UniversityPoland

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