A Scalable Middleware for Web Databases

A Scalable Middleware for Web Databases

Athman Bouguettaya (Virginia Tech, USA), Zaki Malik (Virginia Tech, USA), Abdelmounaam Rezgui (Virginia Tech, USA) and Lori Korff (Virginia Tech, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-058-5.ch052
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Abstract

The emergence of Web databases has introduced new challenges related to their organization, access, integration, and interoperability. New approaches and techniques are needed to provide across-the-board transparency for accessing and manipulating Web databases irrespective of their data models, platforms, locations, or systems. In meeting these needs, it is necessary to build a middleware infrastructure to support flexible tools for information space organization, communication facilities, information discovery, content description, and assembly of data from heterogeneous sources. In this paper, we describe a scalable middleware for efficient data and application access that we have built using the available technologies. The resulting system is called WebFINDIT. It is a scalable and uniform infrastructure for locating and accessing heterogeneous and autonomous databases and applications.

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