The New Design of IOTC’s Database
The original IOTC database was developed in Microsoft Access, a desktop DBMS. As the size and number of simultaneous users connected to the database grew, it became obvious that it was necessary to shift the database to a Client/Server system, capable of attending high-load requests from concurrent users over a network. In addition, during the normal use of the database several limitations of the original design were detected, particularly in terms of framework rigidity. To address these problems, a new design based on the Client/Server paradigm was implemented. This document describes the new design, and discusses the concepts and objectives on which the new design was based. The new data base design was implemented on Microsoft SQL server and is currently fully functional.
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