Introduction

  • Norman W. Paton
  • Oscar Díaz
Part of the Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the main features of active database systems, outlines how these features can be exploited in a range of application domains, and presents a framework that is used later in the book to characterize the functionality of different active systems. The framework is the major contribution of the chapter, but an important side-effect of its presentation for the book is that much of the terminology associated with active database systems is introduced and defined.

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