Automatic Access Experiment
Final rept. Feb 1989-Nov 1991
SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY SOLUTIONS INC INDIALANTIC FL
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AAE was a research and development program which attacked one of the most important problems experienced by large organizations in the 1990s the problem of maintaining and using the many diverse data storage and retrieval systems on which the organization has come to rely on. There are three facets to this problem. One, data is stored in many different computer systems. Two, it is stored in many different management systems. Three, data is stored in many different formats. While retrieving data, a user must consider these varied ways data is stored and have knowledge of the informations location and the commands needed to retrieve the separately stored data. The AAE project conducted research to find methods which would provide transparent access to distributed, heterogeneous, multimedia data. Using principles uncovered by the research, a prototype program known as the Automated Transparent Object Management System ATOMS was developed which applies and demonstrates these, principles. ATOMS is a prototype system, but one which can be scaled up to production performance requirements without deviating from the existing design.
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