Accession Number:

ADA073748

Title:

Use of Virtual Machines in the Development of Decision Support Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 77-Jan 79,

Corporate Author:

ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Report Date:

1979-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

249.0

Abstract:

This effort is composed of several studies that have been conducted to investigate the development of a software programming environment for decision support systems using virtual machine technology as an integrating tool. The final report combines the efforts of Reports 1-5 and highlights the merits of virtual machine technology as a software engineering tool. Report 1 examines various strategies for interfacing virtual machines. Report 2 examines these strategies and utilizes the CIS System to demonstrate their applicability. Report 3 highlights the components of a Composite Information System CIS. This system demonstrates multiple access to incompatible data bases using virtual machines. Report 4 utilizes the CIS system to demonstrate potential for enhancing decision-making in critical areas of SPO management. Finally, Report 5 develops the framework for a Composite Data System COMPDATA. This system studies the interface problems of coordinating multiple-user access to multiple incompatible data base systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE