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Extending UML for Database Design

Extending UML for Database Design
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Author(s): Luiz Camolesi Jr. (Methodist University of Piracicaba - UNIMEP, Brazil) and Edson Luiz Avanzi (Methodist University of Piracicaba - UNIMEP, Brazil)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 3
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch170
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


The database design is made through some contexts from the conceptual level to the physical level. Nowadays many tools are available to assist the designers with the projects but UML (Unified Modeling Language) has become a standard language to describe the complete development of relational and object relational databases. However, some important aspects about the performance of database systems, on the physical level, are not enough expressed in UML. In this article we approach aspects such as indexing, file organization and the database server-computer configuration to propose an extension of the UML for the database physical design.

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