Accession Number : ADA112471

Title :   Survey of Data Base Management Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 23 Sep 81-22 Jan 82,


Personal Author(s) : Hodges,John

PDF Url : ADA112471

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : This report surveyed the input data required for the primary Amip models: the Force Evaluation Model (FORCEM); the Corps and Division Evaluation Model (CORDIVEM); and the Combined Arms and Support Task Force Evaluation Model (CASTFOREM). This survey developed a methodology to evaluate commercially available Data Base management Systems (DBMS) that are candidates for managing AMIP data. The evaluation of the models and data requirements indicates that the volume of AMIP data is not a serious consideration for selection of a DBMS. The data on Red and Blue Forces is represented in the three models surveyed in its own unique way. Although some candidates for commonality of data were identified, no common data items exist among the models under the current plans for development. For examination of overall DBMS evaluation criteria, the SQL/DS when ranks highest; however, due to cost constraints and technical risks of SQL/DS the DBMS DMS-1100 is recommended as the AMIP DBMS. But there are some difficulties identified with this choice; a second alternative, then, is System 2000. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data bases, *Data management, *Military planning, *Management information systems, Selection, Computerized simulation, Input, Input output models, Surveys, Interactions, Test and evaluation, Methodology, Battlefields, War games, Threat evaluation, Combat readiness, Theater level operations, Weapon systems

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE