Date Added: Jun 2013
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. The authors 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.