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Patent Issued for Rapidly Deploying Virtual Database Applications Using Data Model Analysis

July 8, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventors Kulack, Frederick A. (Rochester, MN); Petri, John E. (St. Charles, MN), filed on June 6, 2011, was published online on June 24, 2014.

The assignee for this patent, patent number 8762428, is International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY).

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention generally relates to data processing and, more particularly, to normalizing data as part of a database restore.

"Databases are computerized information storage and retrieval systems. A relational database management system is a computer database management system (DBMS) that uses relational techniques for storing and retrieving data. An object-oriented programming database is a database that is congruent with the data defined in object classes and subclasses. Regardless of the particular architecture, a requesting entity (e.g., an application or the operating system) in a DBMS requests access to a specified database by issuing a database access request. Such requests may include, for instance, simple catalog lookup requests or transactions and combinations of transactions that operate to read, change and add specified records in the database. These requests (i.e., queries) are often made using high-level query languages such as the Structured Query Language (SQL). Upon receiving such a request, the DBMS may execute the request against a corresponding database, and return any result of the execution to the requesting entity.

"Data abstraction techniques may be used in conjunction with a database in order to improve the usability of the database. Generally, such techniques provide for an abstraction layer between the database and the users of the database, which enables queries to be issued against the database without referring to the physical structure of the underlying database. This may, in turn, enable queries to be issued against a database using more user-friendly terms. However, creating such an abstraction model for a database is often a very time consuming and costly task, which may deter potential businesses from adopting such data abstraction techniques."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "A method, computer program product and system for creating a first data abstraction model for a first database. The method, computer program product and system include analyzing the first database to determine a first set of structural characteristics of the first database. The method, computer program product and system also include analyzing a second database to determine a second set of structural characteristics of the second database, wherein the second database is associated with a second data abstraction model. The method, computer program product and system further include comparing the first set of structural characteristics with the second set of structural characteristics to identify one or more similarities there between. Additionally, the method, computer program product and system include creating the first data abstraction model for the first database, based on the identified similarities and the second data abstraction model."

For more information, see this patent: Kulack, Frederick A.; Petri, John E.. Rapidly Deploying Virtual Database Applications Using Data Model Analysis. U.S. Patent Number 8762428, filed June 6, 2011, and published online on June 24, 2014. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8762428.PN.&OS=PN/8762428RS=PN/8762428

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Management, International Business Machines Corporation.

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