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Data Governance in a Database Operating System (DBOS)

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Heterogeneous Data Management, Polystores, and Analytics for Healthcare (DMAH 2021, Poly 2021)


This paper documents the data governance facilities in DBOS, a database-oriented operating system under construction at Stanford and MIT. Because all operating system state is stored in a high performance main-memory relational DBMS, DBOS has architected a novel data provenance system for all application data. This system uses a high-volume column store for historical provenance information, and provenance data can be queried in SQL. Hence, at its core, DBOS is a polystore data system. Complementing this capability are facilities motivated by GDPR including support for personal data, purposes, and the right to be forgotten.

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Kumar, D. et al. (2021). Data Governance in a Database Operating System (DBOS). In: Rezig, E.K., et al. Heterogeneous Data Management, Polystores, and Analytics for Healthcare. DMAH Poly 2021 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12921. Springer, Cham.

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