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Stonebraker & Hellerstein, eds.

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I am looking for database systems to compare and contrast to do a feasability study on them. Any suggestions for 3 systems and where I can find the information? Thanks
Kris Barats, UNR. <minx@uisreno.com>
- Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 13:27:18 (PST)
For the next version of the RedBook, my vote would be (if I had a vote :-) to put Graefe's SIGMOD90 paper on Volcano back. It's a nice exposition of how to structure large-scale "dataflow" software with a fair amount of commercial relevance (Informix Dynamic Server, MS SQL Server 7.0, etc.). It complements the DeWitt/Gray survey. The Graefe paper was probably the strongest single influence of my mental model of how executors ought to work, internally -- it's right up there with Selinger's SIGMOD79 paper (cost-based optimization) and Stonebraker's ICDE86 paper (table-driven extensibility) for me.
Paul M. Aoki, UC Berkeley. <aoki@cs.berkeley.edu>
- Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 01:50:50 (PST)
I am sorely missing the active database papers in the 3rd edition. What happened to them?
Joan Peckham, Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island.
- Monday, October 26, 1998 at 13:13:04 (PST)
Thanks for your providing an excellent source of DB material for the wide readership.
Maria Zemankova
Program Director, Information and Data Management (IDM)
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)
National Science Foundation.
- Monday, October 26, 1998 at 10:11:51 (PST)

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