PRISMA database machine: A distributed, main-memory approach

Research issues and a preliminary architecture
  • Peter M. G. Apers
  • Martin L. Kersten
  • Hans C. M. Oerlemans
Distributed Database Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 303)


The PRISMA project is a large-scale research effort in the design and implementation of a highly parallel machine for data and knowledge processing. The PRISMA database machine is a distributed, main-memory database management system implemented in an object-oriented language that runs on top of a multi-computer system. A prototype that is envisioned consists of 64 processing elements.


Processing Element Query Processing Database Management System Query Optimizer Logic Programming Language 
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    W. Bronnenberg, A. Nijman, E. Odijk, R. van Twist, DOOM: A Decentralized Object-Oriented Machine, IEEE Micro, October 1987.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter M. G. Apers
    • 1
  • Martin L. Kersten
    • 2
  • Hans C. M. Oerlemans
    • 3
  1. 1.the University of TwenteNetherlands
  2. 2.the Centre for Mathematics and Computer ScienceNetherlands
  3. 3.Philips Research Laboratories EindhovenNetherlands

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