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P2P Information Exchange & R etrieval
A P2P Query Processor
UC Berkeley, Computer Science Division
p2p@ db.cs.berkeley.edu

Project Overview

The database research community prides itself on scalable technologies. Yet database systems traditionally do not excel on one important scalability dimension: the degree of distribution. This limitation has hampered the impact of database technologies on massively distributed systems like the Internet. PIER is a massively distributed query engine based on structured overlay networks, which is intended to bring database query processing facilities to new, widely distributed environments.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0205647, 0209108, and gifts from Intel and Microsoft.