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Mapster: A Peer-to-Peer Data Sharing Environment

Rouse, Colin and Sonia Berman (2007) Mapster: A Peer-to-Peer Data Sharing Environment. South African Computer Journal 38(2).

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This paper describes a system called Mapster that allows users in a P2P network to share their databases. The research addresses problems of heterogeneity and scalability in P2P databases. To provide fine-grained access to users’ databases, schema matching and a super-peer topology are used. The schema matching component allows information to be translated by semi-automatically determining the mappings between the databases within the P2P network. A super-peer topology enables the schema matching techniques to operate effectively in large, dynamic, heterogeneous networks.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Peer-to-peer, database sharing, schema matching, super-peer, JXTA
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.2 DATABASE MANAGEMENT
ID Code:445
Deposited By:Berman, Sonia
Deposited On:29 November 2007