Scientific Workflow Management by Database Management

  title={Scientific Workflow Management by Database Management},
  author={Anastasia Ailamaki and Yannis E. Ioannidis and Miron Livny},
In several workingenvironments, productioninvolvesrepeatedexecutionsof certain procedures. A workflow describesthe individual tasksperformedin theseprocedures and their interrelationships. Current Workflow ManagementSystems(WFMSs)usea DatabaseManagementSystem(DBMS)to store taskdescriptions,and implementall workflow functionality in modulesthat run on top of the DBMS. Motivated by scientific workflows,we proposea much more DBMS-centricarchitecture, in which conventional databasetechnology… CONTINUE READING
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