Databases for Software Engineering Environments - The Goal has not yet been attained

Wolfgang Emmerich+, Wilhelm Schäfer+ and Jim Welsh*

+ University of Dortmund,
Dept. of Computer Science,
44221 Dortmund,

* University of Queensland,
Dept. of Computer Science,
Queensland, 4072,

We argue that, despite a substantial number of proposed and existing new database systems, a suitable database system for software development environments and especially process-centred environments does not yet exist. We do so by reviewing and refining the requirements for such systems in detail based on a number of examples. We then sketch a number of available and archetypical database systems and indicate why they do not meet these requirements.

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