The HyperModel benchmark

  • T. Lougenia Anderson
  • Arne J. Berre
  • Moira Mallison
  • Harry H. PorterIII
  • Bruce Schneider
Session 9: Object-Oriented Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 416)


Database Management Systems are being developed to meet the complex data structure and functionality requirements of engineering applications. This paper describes an application-oriented strategy for evaluating engineering DBMSs based on a generic hypertext application. The hypertext application, which we call the HyperModel, consists of a schema and several operations described at a conceptual level, suitable for implementation on many different DBMSs. The results of running the HyperModel benchmark on two commercially available DBMSs (GemStone and Vbase) are presented and discussed.


Child Relationship Transitive Closure Database Management System Cache Size Test Database 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lougenia Anderson
    • 1
  • Arne J. Berre
    • 2
  • Moira Mallison
    • 3
  • Harry H. PorterIII
    • 4
  • Bruce Schneider
    • 5
  1. 1.Servio Logic Development Corp.BeavertonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Industrial ResearchOsloNorway
  3. 3.Tektronix Inc.BeavertonUSA
  4. 4.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Mentor GraphicsBeavertonUSA

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