Patent Number: 6,401,098

Title: System for database creation, maintenance and access using event marking and two-dimensional partitioning

Abstract: A system and method that reduces access, backup, restore and processing time required by partitioning data in a database into two dimensions. The first dimension is by event processing date and the second dimension is by partition group. Once partitioned in two dimensions the data is stored in two-dimensional partitions in the form of rolling tables including an event marker. This partitioning and marking is done upon receipt of data which eliminates the need for further processing to efficiently store data. This partitioning and marking further reduces the size of data blocks that need to be handled when backing up or restoring data, deleting data, and retrieving data. Thus, extremely large volumes of data can be handled in an efficient manner.

Inventors: Moulin; Alexander (Krefeld, DE)

Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06Q 30/00 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019