The currently operational relational-like structure, as well as a primitive database management system is described. The proposed file structure integrates a B-tree variant, inverted files, and other structures to provide the underlying facility. The database management system supports multi-user, multi-database retrieval through relational views of both data and documents, as well as the interface to non-procedural languages. Emphasis regarding design decisions and tradeoffs were related to: 1) the Unix* operating system; 2) the access methods supported; 3) future development, such as document processing (information storage and retrieval), concurrency control and recovery.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
UNIX (Computer file); File organization (Computer science); Data structures (Computer science)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Fabbio, Robert A., "Relational-like file structure" (1984). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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