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The Mariposa distributed database management system is an ongoing research project at the University of California at Berkeley.
Mariposa addresses fundamental problems in the
standard approach to distributed data management. We
believe that the underlying assumptions traditionally made
while designing distributed data managers do not apply to
today's wide-area network (WAN) environments.
Mariposa allows DBMSs which are far apart and under
different administrative domains to work together to process
queries, by means of an economic paradigm in which
processing sites buy and sell data and query processing
services. Mariposa has been designed with the following
principles in mind:
June 1996 marks the Alpha-1 release of Mariposa. This release executes a subset of the SQL-3 query language using our economic framework, with a number of extensions. This version is available for download.   Further releases will add features and improve performance.
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