active DBMS

active DBMS

(database)
A conventional or passive DBMS combined with a means of event detection and condition monitoring. Event handling is often rule-based, as with an expert system.
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An active DBMS is a system with the additional capability, in addition to a standard DBMS, of monitoring the state of the database and executing some predefined actions when some corresponding predefined events occur.
Alert: An architecture for transforming a passive DMBS into an active DBMS. In Proceedings of 17th VLDB (Barcelona, Sept.