Databases and the Grid: Who Challenges Whom?

Malcolm P. Atkinson

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An overview of e-Science and its data requirements exposes a number of challenges and opportunities. The Grid is an attempt to build a virtual abstract operating system, over an arbitrarily large globally distributed collection of heterogeneous resources. The Grid models of authentification, authorisation and accounting, aspire to delivering a single sign-on mechanism for access to this global computer. These models also support dynamic sharing and virtual organisations. The emerging model of composition is based on web services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in Information Management
Subtitle of host publication20th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 20 Coventry, UK, July 15–17, 2003 Proceedings
EditorsAnne James, Muhammad Younas, Brian Lings
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-45073-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-40536-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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