Challenges in Embedded Database System Administration
Embedded systems provide a combination of opportunities and challenges in application and system configuration and management. As an embedded system is most often dedicated to a single application or small set of cooperating tasks, the operating conditions of the system are typically better understood than those of general-purpose computing environments. Similarly, as embedded systems are dedicated to a small set of tasks, one expects that the software to manage them would be small and simple. On the other hand, once an embedded system is deployed, it must continue to function without interruption and without administrator intervention.