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-related sites "> Database-related sites The ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS) is part of the family of journals put out by the ACM. This one publishes original archival papers in the area of databases and closely related disciplines. The majority of the papers that appear in TODS address the logical and technical foundation of data management.
The Computer Measurement Group, commonly called CMG, is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of data-processing professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems. CMG members are primarily concerned with performance evaluation of existing systems to maximize performance (eg. response time, throughput, etc.) and with capacity management where planned enhancements to existing systems or the design of new systems are evaluated to find the necessary resources required to provide adequate performance at a reasonable cost. The Object Database Management Group (ODMG) completed its work on object data management standards in 2001 and was disbanded. You can check here for the final release of the ODMG standard, including the overall data model and the Smalltalk and C++ bindings for ODMG. (The ODMG Java binding has been superceded by Java Data Objects [JDO].) The Object Management Group (OMG) was formed by 11 companies in 1989 in order to create a component-based software marketplace by accelerating the introduction of standardized object software. The organizations charter includes the establishment of industry guidelines and detailed object management specifications to provide a common framework for application development. Conformance to these specifications will make it possible to develop a heterogeneous computing environment across all major hardware platforms and operating systems. Implementations of OMG specifications can be found on many operating systems across the world today. The OLAP Council has a mission to educate the market about OLAP technology, provide common definitions, sponsor industry research and help position OLAP technology within a broader IT architecture. In addition, the Council works toward establishing guidelines for interoperability between multiple OLAP vendors client and server tools. The Open Group (X/Open) is an international vendor and technology-neutral consortium that is committed to delivering greater business efficiency by bringing together buyers and suppliers of information technology to lower the time, cost and risk associated with integrating new technology across the enterprise. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) works towards building the digital economy. It has three distinct missions: it seeks to show the world that the software and digital information industry is the fastest growing industry sector and a major contributor to the global marketplace. Second, it protects the intellectual property of members and advocates a legal and regulatory environment that benefits the entire industry. Finally, SIIA empowers member companies with knowledge by serving as a resource on a range of traditional and emerging subjects that affect their businesses. The SQL Standards Home Page is designed to be a central source of information about the SQL standards process and its current state. It also contains pointers to other sources of information about the SQL standard. The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) is a non-profit corporation founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable TPC performance data to the industry.


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