Patent Number: 8,880,549

Title: Concurrent database access by production and prototype applications

Abstract: A database manager, computer program product and methods for managing a database utilized by multiple applications. In one embodiment, the database manager performs a database record change to database records by a first application. The database manager branches the database records such that the database record change is visible to the first application and is not visible to one or more other applications accessing the database. The database manager can merge database record changes made by the other applications such that database schema changes made by the other applications are visible to the first application.

Inventors: Leff; Avraham (Spring Valley, NY), Rayfield; James T. (Ridgefield, CT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00