A Comparative Study of Temporal DBMS Architectures

C. Vassilakis, P. Georgiadis, A. Sotiropoulou
in Proceedings of DEXA 96 workshop, Zurich, September 1996.

Abstract:
In the past years, a number of implementations of temporal DBMSs has been reported. Most of these implementations share a common feature, which is that they have been built as an extension to a snapshot DBMS. In this paper, we present three alternative design approaches that can be used for extending a snapshot DBMS to support temporal data, and evaluate the suitability of each approach, with respect to a number of design objectives.

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