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The storage manager keeps tra of t he location of hie „ ^ disk and obtains the block or blocks containing a file on request from the buffer manager. nam memory into buffers, whirl, are page-sized regions into which disk blocks can be transferred Thus, all DBMS components that need information from the disk will interact with the buffers and the buffer manager, either directly or through the execution engine. The kinds of information that various components may need include: purp) 1. Data, the contents of the database itself.

AN ALGEBRAIC QUERY LANGUAGE Elelational algebra ie another example of an algel 39 Its atomic operands are: 1. Variables thai stand for relations. 2. Constants, which are finite relations. We shall next see the operators of relational algebra. 3 Overview of Relational Algebra The operations of the traditional relational algebra fall into four broad classes: a) The usual set operations — union, intersection, and difference — applied to relations. b) Operations that remove parts of a relation: "selection" eliminates some rows (tuples), and "projection" eliminates some columns.

More frequently than we would drop a relation that is part of a long-lived database, we may need to modify the schema of an existing relation. These modifications are done by a statement that begins with the keywords ALTER TABLE and the name of the relation. We then have several options, the most important of which are 1. ADD followed by an attribute name and its data type. 2. DROP followed by an attribute name. 4: Thus, for instance, we could modify the MovieStar relation by adding an attribute phone with: ALTER TABLE MovieStar ADD phone CHAR(16); As a result, the MovieStar schema now has five attributes: the four mentioned in Fig.

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