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A framework for testing DBMS features

Eric Lo; Carsten Binnig; Donald Kossmann; M. Tamer Özsu; Wing-Kai Hon
In: The VLDB Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, Pages 203-230, Springer, 2010.


Testing a specific feature of a DBMS requires controlling the inputs and outputs of the operators in the query execution plan. However, that is practically difficult to achieve because the inputs/outputs of a query depend on the content of the test database. In this paper, we propose a framework to test DBMS features. The framework includes a database generator called QAGen so that the generated test databases are able to meet the test requirements defined on the test queries. The framework also includes a set of tools to automate test case constructions and test executions. A wide range of DBMS feature testing tasks can be facilitated by the proposed framework.

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