Active Databases and Agent Systems - A Comparison

  title={Active Databases and Agent Systems - A Comparison},
  author={James Bailey and Michael P. Georgeff and David B. Kemp and David Kinny and Kotagiri Ramamohanarao},
  booktitle={Rules in Database Systems},
This paper examines Active Databases and Agent Systems, comparing their purpose, structure, functionality, and implementation. Our presentation is aimed primarily at an audience familiar with active database technology. We show that they draw upon very similar paradigms in their quest to supply reactivity. This presents opportunities for migration of techniques and formalisms between the two elds.