Date of Submission:
March 9, 1999
A statistical database management system (SDBMS) is a database management system that can model, store and manipulate data in a manner well suited to the needs of users who want to perform statistical analyses on the data.Statistical databases have some special characteristics and requirements that are not supported by existing commercial database management systems. In this article we provide a general overview of statistical database management, with specific focus on the various technical issues and proposed approaches. By its very nature, the treatment here is brief, and many details have been omitted. References to the original sources are provided, and the reader is invited to refer to them for further details.