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Author Papastavrou, S. ♦ Samaras, G. ♦ Pitoura, E.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Mobile agents ♦ World Wide Web ♦ Distributed databases ♦ Java ♦ Computer networks ♦ Data security ♦ Relational databases ♦ Electronic switching systems ♦ Control systems ♦ Network servers
Abstract The popularity of the Web as a universal access mechanism for network information has created the need for developing Web based DBMS client/server applications. However, the current commercial applet based methodologies for accessing database systems offer limited flexibility, scalability and robustness. We propose a new framework for Web based distributed access to database systems based on Java based mobile agents. The framework supports lightweight, portable and autonomous clients as well as operation on slow or expensive networks. The implementation of the framework shows that its performance is comparable to, and in some cases outperforms, the current approach. In fact, in wireless and dial-up environments and for average size transactions, a client/agent/server adaptation of the framework provides a performance improvement of approximately a factor of ten. For the fixed network, the gains are about 40% and 30% respectively.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Cyprus Univ., Nicosia, Cyprus (Papastavrou, S.)
ISBN 0769500714
ISSN 10636382
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-23
Publisher Place Australia
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 362.30 kB
Page Count 10
Starting Page 228
Ending Page 237


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library