Deriving object oriented federated databases and processing federated queries

E. E.Peng Lim, Jaideep Srivastava

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In this paper, we present a federated query processing approach to evaluate queries on an Object-Oriented (OO) federated database. This approach has been designed and implemented in the OO-Myriad project, which is an OO extension to the Myriad FDBS research[1]. Since data integration is performed as part of federated query processing, we have proposed outerjoin, outer-difference and generalized attribute derivation operations together with the traditional relational operations, to be used for integration purposes. To define an OO federated database as a virtual view on multiple OO export databases, we adopt a database mapping strategy that systematically derives each of the class extents, deep class extents and relationships of the federated database using an operator tree consisting of the integration operations. By augmenting federated database queries with this algebraic mapping information, query execution plans can be generated. Based on the original Myriad query processing framework, we have realized the proposed OO federated query processing approach in the OO-Myriad prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-30
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Systems Integration
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


  • Database integration
  • Federated query processing
  • Object-oriented view


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