B-Nodes: a proposed new technique for database design and implementation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Computer and Information Science




Maj, S. P., & Kohli, G. (2001). B-Nodes: A Proposed New Technique for Database Design and Implementation. In Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Coffs Harbour, NSW: Southern Cross University.


There exist a wide range of methods that can be used for the analysis and design of IT systems. However a survey of a wide range of methods and a detailed analysis of one structured method indicated the lack of a simple method for modeling hardware. The ORACLE database provides detailed guidelines regarding the minimum platform to run the database and how to derive table spaces (system, user, applications, rollback etc) size of shared pool buffer, Redo log buffer pool etc.that can be used to define hard disc capacity. The system can then be optimised. However little guidance is given regarding the performance of other devices (microprocessor, RAM, bus structures etc). This paper evaluates the new B-Node modeling technique as a possible standard technique in structured systems analysis and design for evaluating hardware performance. Governments and major industrial players regard successful innovation as one of the most significant factors in improving economic and social outcomes. Designing is the process by which new knowledge is transformed into innovative products, systems and services.? Research into designing provides the foundation for improving designing and improving how innovation processes are managed. Stakeholders in design activities have relatively neglected design research. This paper focuses on the role of concepts and terminology in multidisciplinary design fields in supporting or inhibiting relationships between design professionals, designs researchers, design research educators, government and industry organisations.