Accession Number : ADA328770

Title :   Database Access from the Web.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Dean, Andrew S.

PDF Url : ADA328770

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Determining the best method for granting World Wide Web (Web) users access to remote relational databases is difficult. Choosing the best supporting Web/database link method for implementation requires an in-depth understanding of the methods available and the relationship between the link designer's goals and the underlying issues of Performance and Functionality, Cost, Development Time and Ease, Serviceability, Flexibility and Openness, Security, State and Session. This thesis examined existing methods for enabling Web-client access to remote regional databases and found that most fall within the general categories of Common Gateway Interface scripts, Server Application Programming Interfaces, Web-enabled Database Management Systems exporting query results in Hypertext Markup Language, and independent client-based processes such as Java applets. To determine the best database access category we compared each one to the underlying link issues and conducted a case study for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. The results of this thesis are: (1) a taxonomy of existing Web

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *ACCESS, *INTERNET, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, GLOBAL, INTERFACES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES, COSTS, CASE STUDIES, USER NEEDS, DATA LINKS, HYPERTEXT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE