A Novel Approach to Version XML Data Warehouse
|International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering|
|© 2021 by SSRG - IJCSE Journal|
|Volume 8 Issue 9|
|Year of Publication : 2021|
|Authors : Mitesh Athwani|
How to Cite?
Mitesh Athwani, "A Novel Approach to Version XML Data Warehouse," SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering , vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 5-11, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488387/IJCSE-V8I9P102
Data warehouses are fast becoming a norm for a standard company. XML has emerged as a standard for communication and storage of data. A distributed data warehouse having data format as XML i.e., XML warehouses have gained much popularity. Data warehouses have emerged as an important aid in decision-making and in what-if-analysis. To achieve this purpose, the presence of historical data is essential. Versioning plays an important role particularly in maintaining historical data. Research and implementation of document versioning have been carried out on many fronts, but the issue of schema versioning is still in its early stage. In this paper, we have concentrated on both content versioning as well as schema versioning. Earlier work on schema versioning has largely taken the view of versioning on attributes. We have versioned the schema on a new approach taking the dimension level.
To maneuver the challenging task of schema versioning we have also taken an example case study that has been used to describe the scenario in a better manner.
Also, to portray our work, we have made a prototype using the .NET framework that depicts both schema versioning as well as content versioning. The approach is user-centric and therefore it allows the user to generate versions of schema according to their need specified in an XML document called” Version Specification Document” (appended to this paper). As an additional characteristic, it also allows validation of document files against the schema files.
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