The world champion is as London as Tower Bridge, but his move to Birmingham to train at the HiPAC
in Perry Barr with Aston Moore proved the catalyst to his career defining competition.
There are several active database research projects that have influenced the development of the IRules environment, including relational active databases, such as POSTGRES  and Starburst , as well as object-oriented active databases, such as HiPAC
, SAMOS , ADOOD RANCH , and REACH .
For instance, the Sentinel, SAMOS, and Reach implementations do not support the detached rule execution mode, while several prototypes have been developed for HiPAC
, each supporting only a subset of the planned features.
Rich event algebras have been proposed for a range of systems, including HiPAC
[Dayal et al.
Other projects that have explored ways to implement active data include HiPAC
, POSTGRES , and Ariel .