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    A Practitioner's View to the Integration of Virtual Enterprise Database Systems by Federation Techniques

    Advances in Databases and Information Systems '97

    St Petersburg, 2nd - 5th September 1997


    T. Unger & M. Höding


    In this paper we discuss the application of federation techniques for virtual enterprises. Virtual enterprises are a kind of cooperation between independent companies with a common goal.

    Requirements to an integrating information system are presented. We describe the integration of local information systems by a federated database system (FDBS) and discuss how an FDBS can meet the requirements.

    Additionally we compare different approaches by an estimation of benefits.


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