The Web-based database management system is one of the essential parts of DBMS and is used to store web application data. A web-based Database management system is used to handle those databases that are having data regarding E-commerce, E-business, blogs, e-mail, and other online applications.

Before acquiring knowledge about the web-based database management system, you need to know some basic terminology about the web. See "What is Web?" which contains more information about it.

Requirements for Web-DBMS Integration

While many DBMS sellers are working for providing a proprietary database for connectivity solutions with the Web, the majority of the organizations necessitate a more general way out to prevent them from being tied into a single technology. Here are the lists of some of the most significant necessities for the database integration applications within the Web. These requirements are standards and not fully attainable at present. There is no ranking of orders, and so the requirements are as follows:

  • The ability and right to use valuable corporate data in a fully secured manner.
  • Provides data and vendor's autonomous connectivity that allows freedom of choice in selecting the DBMS for present and future use.
  • The capability to interface to the database, independent of any proprietary Web browser and/or Web server.
  • A connectivity solution that takes benefit of all the features of an organization's DBMS.
  • An open-architectural structure that allows interoperability with a variety of systems and technologies; such as:
    • Different types of Web servers
    • Microsoft's Distributed Common Object Model (DCOM) / Common Object Model (COM)
    • CORBA / IIOP
    • Java / RMI which is Remote Method Invocation
    • XML (Extensible Markup Language)
    • Various Web services (SOAP, UDDI, etc.)
  • A cost-reducing way which allows for scalability, development, and changes in strategic directions and helps lessen the costs of developing and maintaining those applications
  • Provides support for transactions that span multiple HTTP requests.
  • Gives minimal administration overhead.

Benefits of the Web-DBMS Approach

Here are various benefits that come through the use of web-based DBMS are:

  • Provides simplicity
  • Web-DBMS is Platform independence
  • Provides Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Standardization
  • Provides Cross-platform support
  • Facilitates transparent network access
  • Scalability
  • Innovation

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