The ZOG Approach to Database Management,
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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ZOG is a general-purpose human-computer interface system that combines the features of a database system, a word processing system, and an operating system shell. The primary features of ZOG are an emphasis on menu-selection as the primary interface mode the use of the selection process for navigation in the database, editing the content and structure of the database, and interaction with programs an architecture that supporst the implementation and growth of very large, distributed databases and rapid system response. A distributed MIS, based on the ZOG concept, was developed by Carnegie-Mellon University for the USS CARL VINSON, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, in cooperation with the ships crew. This system is a distributed database system implemented on a network of high-powered personal computers PERQs. This paper focuses on ZOG as a database management system. Using a set of common database problems as a framework, the ZOG approach to database management is discussed and compared with conventional approaches.
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