Accession Number : ADP003176

Title :   RIM (Relational Information Management System) as an Implementation Tool for a Distributed Heterogeneous Database,

Corporate Author : AMOCO PRODUCTION CO TULSA OK

Personal Author(s) : Breitbart,Y. J. ; Hartweg,L. R.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Amoco Production Company and Standard Oil Company (Indiana) computing environment encompasses a highly Distributed network of Heterogeneous Database Management Systems (DHDBMS) and query languages, such as IBM's IMS, SQL and DB2, ASI Inquiry, Infodata's Inquire, Information Builders' FOCUS, and a variety of access methods, file structures, and network protocols including Boeing Computer Services' RIM(Relational Information Management). An Amoco-enhanced version of BCS/RIM is currently being used as an effective tool in the implementation of systems which simplify the development of new distributed database applications. Another Distributed Database System (ADDS) is an ongoing Amoco Computing Research project to investigate the feasibility and add to the knowledge of effective DHDBMS. Although many Amoco database applications are using RIM as a homogeneous DBMS, a primary goal of ADDS is to avoid the re-design of hundreds of man-years of existing DBMS-specific applications. The ADDS prototype now supports interactive, ad hoc retrieval from several of the Amoco/Standard DHDBMS.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, REQUIREMENTS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, USER NEEDS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE