Temporal databases – Specialised databases series – Part 4

Tweet For the penultimate part of the specialised database series we look at Temporal databases ( (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Temporal databases are concerned with storing data relating to time instances. It provides temporal data times and stores data relating to past, present and future time. There are a number of examples of applications where […]

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Spatial databases – Specialised databases series – Part 3

Tweet Spatial Database System Put simply spatial databases are concerned with storing data in relation to space. Güting describes a spatial database as one that supports spatial data types in its data model. It provides a query language and at the minimum spatial indexing and spatial join methods. He goes on to state, “Spatial database […]

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Parallel databases – Specialised databases series – Part 2

Tweet Continuing in the specialised database series we move on to Parallel databases (Part 1 was Deductive Databases) Moving away from a centralised database management system, parallel databases are designed to provide a huge increase in performance through parallel command execution.  In line with this Ramakrishnan & Gehrke recount that although data may be stored […]

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