Designing Distributed Databases from an Organisational Perspective


In this paper we present a case study of the database system design in the context of an organisation with special emphasis on the replication concern. This case study allows us to identify abstractions and concepts of organisational modelling which are reusable in similar cases. We used the TASKON/OOram method and tool to support the case study development. Keywords: Methodologies and modelling for CoopIS, Systems Integration and Interoperability. 1 Introduction Perceiving organisations in terms of their information systems is a common attitude. The information systems structure, often called schema, gives a partial description of the organisation, which integrated with other such descriptions, is held to be the organisation model. This bottom-up approach for perceiving organisations has been proven to be unsuitable to meet the new challenges faced by organisations: improvement and change in order to constantly adapt to new environment requirements. The bottom-up approach does not o..

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