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Inclusion of New Types in Relational Database Systems

Mike Stonebraker Summary by: Armando Fox and Steve Gribble

One-line summary: Describes which generalized API's are needed to RDBMS innards in order to implement new datatypes; has implications for access method definitions, concurrency control, logging/recovery, query processing/optimization, and performance/security (of extension code).

Overview/Main Points


First semi-formal discussion of how to extend RDBMS from fixed-type systems; presumably led to Illustra work.


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