Accession Number:

ADA071005

Title:

An Introduction to the ISIS Interactive Information System.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

This report describes in a tutorial manner ISIS, an interactive data base management system developed on the PDP11 computer under the UNIX timesharing system. ISIS, designed for computer-naive users, uses an English-like command language to give the use the ability to view, modify, and otherwise reorganize his data base. ISIS operates on data bases of modest size, exploiting the unique characteristics associated with such data bases. The tutorial focus is tactical command and control, but ISIS is more generally applicable. The report introduces the ISIS command language in stages, and the user with access to Rands PDP1170 can try ISIS out on the command and control data base utilized in the report. The report also discusses the system development philosophy adopted during ISIS implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE