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Towards the First Generation of Temporal Database Management Systems

Objective

The overall objective of ORES is to develop a demonstrator temporal database management system (TDBMS) that will support efficient and user-friendly representation and manipulation of temporal data.

This objective is based on the needs of:

- users, who require an enhanced DBMS functionality that can satisfy queries on temporal data
- DBMS vendors, who want to address a wider market
- software developers, who need increased functionality in CASE repositories and toolsets for supporting versioning, change analysis and decision analysis.

The approach will be to extend the relational DBMS INGRES. This will be supported by the specification of a temporal formalism. The intention is to develop:

- a formal foundation for temporal representation and reasoning for temporal databases
- languages and user-friendly interfaces for temporal data definition, querying and manipulation
- a temporal query language that will be upwardly consistent with current standards (such as SQL) in the database area.

The work will be driven by user needs, defined by a case study at the Hospital Clinica Puerta de Hierro.

Coordinator

01 PLIROFORIKI S.A.
Address
Aharnon Str., 438
11143 Athens
Greece

Participants (4)

CLINICA PUERTA DI HIERRO
Spain
Address
San Martin De Porres, 4
28035 Madrid
INFORMATICS DYNAMICS - INGRES HELLAS
Greece
Address
Pouliagenis Ave., 536
17456 Athenes
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address

10044 Stockholm
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
M60 1QD Manchester