Network Database Evolution and Scalability

Munir Cochinwala

                Bell Communications Research 


Network datbases (Service Control Point (SCP)) are used for number translation, credit card validation and implementation of advanced services. The advent of number portability (Telecom Reform Act), internet telephony, and advanced services via the internet will cause a significant growth in network database size and traffic.

In this talk, we will explain how network databases are currently used, quantify the expected growth, and discuss problems associated with building the new large scale, high performance, reliable network databases.