Active Database Management Systems

Active Database Management Systems

Mariano A. Cilia (Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, Germany and UNICEN, Argentina)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-560-3.ch001
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Abstract

As it is well known, business requirements are changing faster than applications can be created and/or modified. Most of these requirements are in the form of or are related to business rules. Business rules are precise statements that describe, constrain and control the structure, operations and strategy of a business. They may be thought of as small pieces of knowledge about a business domain. They offer a way of encapsulating business semantics and making them explicit in the same way that databases enable the separation of data from application programs.

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