Active database

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An active database is a database that includes an event-driven architecture (often in the form of ECA rules) which can respond to conditions both inside and outside the database. Possible uses include security monitoring, alerting, statistics gathering and authorization.[1]

Most modern relational databases include active database features in the form of database triggers.


  1. ^ Paton, Norman W.; Díaz, Oscar (1999). "Active database systems" (PDF). ACM Computing Surveys. 31: 63–103. CiteSeerX doi:10.1145/311531.311623.