Book Chapter

Database Integration: the Key to Data Interoperability

Most of new databases are no more built from scratch, but re-use existing data from several autonomous data stores. To facilitate application development, the data to be re-used should preferably be redefined as a virtual database, providing for the logical unification of the underlying data sets. This unification process is called database integration. This chapter provides a global picture of the issues raised and the approaches that have been proposed to tackle the problem.

    Keywords: interoperability


    • LBD-CHAPTER-2000-001

    Record created on 2007-01-16, modified on 2016-08-08

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