Andreas Diener

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In the field of office automation, workstations serving a single user with considerable computing power become more and more important. However, such machines are useful only if they are interconnected and offer, among other possibilities for interaction, ways of sharing information in a structured way, i.e. if some kind of common database service is(More)
Database Management Systems represent important tools for professional applications of inter-connected workstations. This paper presents the integrity subsystem of such a DBMS. Private and shared data are distinguished, as well as an original and possibly several duplicates. It is shown which kinds of integrity constraints across the borders of private and(More)
Recently, more and more personal computers are getting linked by means of a local area network. This calls for network-wide services, among others for a network database service. However, the question of an appropriate architecture for such a database system is quite open. This paper establishes a set of criteria for this evaluation and presents three(More)
Acknowledgements I am grateful to Marcel Waldvogel, Paul Hurley, and Roger Wattenhofer for enabling and supervising this thesis. They provided all the help, support, and time needed for successfully completing this work and were valued contact persons at all times. supported me with their time and ideas as well as in many enriching discussions. Abstract(More)
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