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Author Abiteboul, Serge ♦ Vianu, Victor
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1988
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A large class of relational database update transactions is investigated with respect to equivalence and optimization. The transactions are straight-line programs with inserts, deletes, and modifications using simple selection conditions. Several basic results are obtained. It is shown that transaction equivalence can be decided in polynomial time. A number of optimality criteria for transactions are then proposed, as well as two normal forms. Polynomial-time algorithms for transaction optimization and normalization are exhibited. Also, an intuitively appealing system of axioms for proving transaction equivalence is introduced. Finally, a simple, natural subclass of transactions, called strongly acyclic, is shown to have particularly desirable properties.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1988-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 1
Page Count 51
Starting Page 70
Ending Page 120

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Source: ACM Digital Library