Accession Number : ADA296539

Title :   Re-Engineering a Relational Database System to Produce a Prototype Object-Oriented Geophysical Database System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV STENNIS SPACE CENTER CENTER FOR AIR SEA TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hodges, Julia ; Ramanathan, Shekar ; Bridges, Susan

PDF Url : ADA296539

Report Date : 20 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This document provides a description of (1) the design and development ot a prototype object-oriented geophysical database system, and (2) the development of a reengineering process for mapping from an existing relational database to an object-oriented database. Although it is widely recognized that the object-oriented approach has many advantages over traditional relational technology for scientific databases, one cannot ignore the large investments that have been made in existing relational databases. The re- engineering process described in this document provides a systematic method for (1) mapping from an existing relational schema to an object-oriented schema and for (2) mapping the actual data from the relational database into an object-oriented database. (KAR) P. 4

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *PROTOTYPES, INVESTMENTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE