MANDATE: Managing Networks using Database Technology

MANDATE: Managing Networks using Database Technology

Title : MANDATE: Managing Networks using Database Technology
Authors :
Datta, Anindya
Ball, Mike
Haritsa, Jayant
Roussopoulos, Nick
Baras, John, S.
Conference : IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 1360-1372
Date: December 01 - December 01, 1993

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for the development of tools to manage enterprise communication networks. A management information database is the heart of a network management system– it provides the interface between all functions of the network management system and, therefore, has to provide sophisticated functionality allied with high performance. In this paper, we introduce the design of MANDATE (MAnaging Networks using DAtabase TEchnology), a proposed database system for effectively supporting the management of large enterprise networks. The MANDATE design makes a conscious attempt to take advantage of the special characteristics of network data and transactions, and of recent advances in database technology, to efficiently derive some of the required management functionality.

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