On temporal versioning in object oriented databases.

Lu, J, Barclay, Peter J and Kennedy, Jessie (1996) On temporal versioning in object oriented databases. Informationssystem-Architekturen, 3 (1). pp. 38-40.

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This paper describes the development of
the data model TVM which contains a new concept,
temporal versioning. This generalises the ideas of
temporal databases and version management to
object-oriented databases. TVM provides a new
approach for data modelling and management; it
allows the user to define a multi-dimensional
temporal storage space and to model the evolution of
objects within that space. It supports historical
versions and alternative versions of objects at
instance level and as well as schema level.
as how these different solutions can be combined have
not yet been tackled. Many applications require
databases that support both temporal data and version
management (such as design of engineering objects).
Figure 1 shows a Car-Manufacturing Database. There
are several types of lock which can be used in this car
model. These locks are an alternatives of each other
and valid at same time. The historical information of
engine design is important, the updated data is need
to be preserved. It is considered historical (temporal)

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at Modellierung Betrielicher Informationssysteme (MobIS) Workshop (Modelling Manufacturing Information Systems (MobIS) Workshop), 11 Oct. 1996, Cottbus, Germany.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data modelling; Data management; Temporal Version Management model; Combined approach; Temporal data; Version management; Object oriented databases; Applications; Object evolution; Historical versions; Alternative versions;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 2984
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2009 17:01
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 15:48

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