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An architecture and syntax for distributed databases
  Recently, there has been a lot of work undertaken in the area of distributed databases. The architecture and syntax presented in this paper is a response to the very real need for the development of a unified approach to distributed databases. The development has also been influenced by the imminent publication of a draft proposed standard for the network database model [1]. It is anticipated that the formal basis upon which the architecture and syntax is based [2,3] can be used to form a suitable specification for the relational database model. A draft standard is also in preparation for such a system [4], but is less well advanced than the network specification.

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  • Date:

    31 January 1984

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    Elsevier BV

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.758 Distributed data files and databases

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Alexander, H., Beetstra, T., Bell, D., Cannan, S., Dee, E., Doyle, P., …Weatherhead, A. (1984). An architecture and syntax for distributed databases. Computers and Standards, 3(1), 33-56.



Distributed Databases; Database Architecture; Distributed Database Management System; Distributed Database Definition Language

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