The software architecture of a parallel processing system for advanced database applications

Yasushi Kiyoki, Takahiro Kurosawa, Kazuhiko Kato, Takashi Masuda

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Abstract

A parallel processing scheme and software architecture of SMASH, a parallel processing system for supporting a wide variety of database applications is presented. The main feature of this system is that functional programming concepts are applied to define new database operations and data types and exploit parallelism inherent in an arbitrary set of database operations. A primitive set (SMASH primitive set) of the software architecture is presented that defines an abstract machine interface between high-level database languages and general-purpose hardware systems for parallel processing. The primitive set is used to implement functional computation systems for executing arbitrary database operations in parallel. A previously proposed stream-oriented parallel processing scheme for relational database operations is extended to support more complex database operations which deal with complex data structures. Several experimental results of parallel processing for database operations are shown to clarify feasibility of the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages220-229
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818621389
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Data Engineering - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 1991 Apr 81991 Apr 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering

Other

OtherProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Data Engineering
CityKobe, Jpn
Period91/4/891/4/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems

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