Accession Number : AD0746303

Title :   Data Management System Testing and Methodology Validation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 71-Apr 72,

Corporate Author : PLANNING RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Ferguson,William W. ; McGoldrick,Francis M. ; Jones,Richard L.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The document describes the techniques used and the results obtained from actually measuring the performance of two data management systems, MADAPS and AIDS. The intent of the document was to validate a DMS Test Methoology described under separate cover by actually employing the recommended measurement techniques. Additionally, it was expected that the undertaking of such an exercise would illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the selected techniques and, perhaps, further refine the developed test methodology. The techniques selected included analysis, numerical scoring, benchmark programs and software monitors; however, the latter technique could not be employed to measure the AIDS system because of inadequate documentation regarding AIDS. The techniques evaluated were found to be valid when employed in a manner consonant with their aims. Software monitoring is found to be worthy of additional development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, TEST METHODS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MONITORS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE