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Distributed Database Management Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks

Diallo, O. ; Rodrigues, J. R. ; Sene, M. Sene ; Lloret, J. L.

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems Vol. 2014, Nº 13, pp. 1 - 17, August, 2013.

ISSN (print): 1045-9219
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,84 (in 2013)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TPDS.2013.207

In sensor networks, the large amount of data generated by sensors greatly influences the lifetime of the network. In order to manage this amount of sensed data in an energy-efficient way, new methods of storage and data query are needed. In this way, the distributed database approach for sensor networks is proved as one of the most energy-efficient data storage and query techniques. This paper surveys the state of the art of the techniques used to manage data and queries in wireless sensor networks based on the distributed paradigm. A classification of these techniques is also proposed. The goal of this work is not only to present how data and query management techniques have advanced nowadays, but also show their benefits and drawbacks, and to identify open issues providing guidelines for further contributions in this type of distributed architectures.