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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: A platform to support object database research
Authors: Grossniklaus, Michael
Leone, Stefania
de Spindler, Alexandre
Norrie, Moira C.
DOI: 10.5381/jot.2013.12.2.a2
Published in: Journal of Object Technology
Volume(Issue): 12
Issue: 2
Page(s): 1
Pages to: 31
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Journal of Object Technology
ISSN: 1660-1769
Language: English
Subjects: Database research; Modular composition; Metamodel; Object database
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Databases play a key role in an increasingly diverse range of applications and settings. New requirements are continually emerging and may differ substantially from one domain to another, sometimes even to the point of conflict. To address these challenges, database systems are evolving to cater for new application domains. Yet little attention has been given to the process of researching and developing database concepts in response to new requirements. We present a platform designed to support database research in terms of experimentation with different aspects of database systems ranging from the data model to the distribution architecture. Our platform is based on the notion of metamodel extension modules, inspired by proposals for adaptive and configurable database management systems. However, rather than building a tailored system from existing components, we focus on the process of designing new components. To qualitatively evaluate our platform, we present a series of case studies where our approach was used successfully to experiment with concepts designed to support a variety of novel application domains.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
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Grossniklaus, M., Leone, S., de Spindler, A., & Norrie, M. C. (2013). A platform to support object database research. Journal of Object Technology, 12(2), 1–31.
Grossniklaus, M. et al. (2013) ‘A platform to support object database research’, Journal of Object Technology, 12(2), pp. 1–31. Available at:
M. Grossniklaus, S. Leone, A. de Spindler, and M. C. Norrie, “A platform to support object database research,” Journal of Object Technology, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 1–31, 2013, doi: 10.5381/jot.2013.12.2.a2.
GROSSNIKLAUS, Michael, Stefania LEONE, Alexandre DE SPINDLER und Moira C. NORRIE, 2013. A platform to support object database research. Journal of Object Technology. 2013. Bd. 12, Nr. 2, S. 1–31. DOI 10.5381/jot.2013.12.2.a2
Grossniklaus, Michael, Stefania Leone, Alexandre de Spindler, and Moira C. Norrie. 2013. “A Platform to Support Object Database Research.” Journal of Object Technology 12 (2): 1–31.
Grossniklaus, Michael, et al. “A Platform to Support Object Database Research.” Journal of Object Technology, vol. 12, no. 2, 2013, pp. 1–31,

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