Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Computer Science (HMC)

Publication Date

5-1985

Abstract

The application of functional programming concepts to the data representation and querying aspects of databases has been discussed by Shipman and Buneman, et al. respectively. We argue the suitability of a function-based approach to additional aspects of database systems, including updating, transaction serialization, and physical distribution and communication. It is shown how the NmergeH extension of a purely functional model permits serializable concurrent "primary site" distribution control. We also present preliminary experimental results which indicate that a reasonable degree of concurrency is attainable from the functional approach.

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Previously linked to as: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/irw,241.

Published conference paper, posted with permission.

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