Vijay Kumar, «Mobile Database Systems»

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Vijay Kumar, «Mobile Database Systems»

Vijay Kumar, «Mobile Database Systems»
Wiley-Interscience | ISBN 0471467928 | 2006 Year | PDF | 14,83 Mb | 320 Pages


This text enables readers to effectively manage mobile database systems (MDS) and data dissemination via wireless channels. The author explores the mobile communication platform and analyzes its use in the development of a distributed database management system. Workable solutions for key challenges in wireless information management are presented throughout the text.

Following an introductory chapter that includes important milestones in the history and development of mobile data processing, the text provides the information, tools, and resources needed for MDS management, including:

Fundamentals of wireless communication
Location and handoff management
Fundamentals of conventional database management systems and why existing approaches are not adequate for mobile databases
Concurrency control mechanism schemes
Data processing and mobility
Management of transactions
Mobile database recovery schemes
Data dissemination via wireless channels
Case studies and examples are used liberally to aid in the understanding and visualization of complex concepts. Various exercises enable readers to test their grasp of each topic before advancing in the text. Each chapter also concludes with a summary of key concepts as well as references for further study.

Professionals in the mobile computing industry, particularly e-commerce, will find this text indispensable. With its extensive use of case studies, examples, and exercises, it is also highly recommended as a graduate-level textbook.