Agile Methodologies

Automating Database Schema Evolution in Information System Upgrades

Curino, Carlo; Moon, Hyun J.; Zaniolo, Carlo
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The complexity, cost, and down-time currently created by the database schema evolution process is the source of incessant problems in the life of information systems and a major stumbling block that prevent graceful upgrades. Furthermore, our studies shows that the serious problems encountered by traditional information systems are now further exacerbated in web information systems and cooperative scientific databases where the frequency of schema changes has increased while tolerance for downtimes has nearly disappeared.

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