Architecture of Database Systems

  • Hermann Maurer
  • Nick Scherbakov
  • Zahran Halim
  • Zaidah Razak


Software systems generally have an architecture, ie. possessing of a structure (form) and organisation (function). The former describes identifiable components and how they relate to one another structurally; the latter describes how the functions of the various structural components interact to provide the overall functionality of the system as a whole. Since a database system is basically a software system (albeit complex), it too possesses an architecture. A typical architecture must define a particular configuration of and interaction between data, software modules, meta-data, interfaces and languages (see Figure 11-1).




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Maurer
    • 1
  • Nick Scherbakov
    • 1
  • Zahran Halim
    • 2
  • Zaidah Razak
    • 3
  1. 1.IICMGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.KUB Teknologi Sdn BdhPekeliling Business CentreKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.KUB Research Sdn BhdKuala LumpurMalaysia

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