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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 4 Issue 5

The Active Real-time Database: A New Approach to the Design of Complex Distributed Control

Any "real-world" system must take input data of some kind, process it and respond to it. At some point in the application this data needs to be stored. The major difference in real-time systems is that the data storage lifetime can be very short. Often it is felt to be easier to just hold it in local or global variables. This approach was acceptable until the applications became too complex.