Paper Review: The Design of POSTGRES

Title and Author of Paper The Design of POSTGRES, Michael Stonebraker and Lawrence A. Rowe. Summary Postgres started as a research project to extend the standard database architecture to support several additional concepts: complex objects as values, user-defined data types and procedures, and alerting and triggers. This paper describes the system architecture designed to achieve these goals, while retaining functionality of the relational model. Although the design incorporates additional ideas such as time varying data, I will focus my review on the user-defined types and alerting scenarios. [Read More]