The Management Perspective of Database Reengineering

  • Chuk Yau


When existing hardware and/or software are replaced by new systems, data and program conversions are required. Since there are many software systems are developed by using the flat file approach and/or old database models, database system reengineering can be regarded as an important development for coping with the ever changing situation of an organisation. However, database reengineering is a very complicated process which requires a good coordination of four major elements, namely people, process, organisation and technology. This paper presents a methodology for managing database reengineering projects.


Database System Global Schema Database Management System Database Schema Database Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuk Yau
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  1. 1.School of Computing and Information TechnologyGriffith UniversityQueenslandAustralia

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