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    TENTACLE: a database system for the world wide web

    Welz, M.G. and Wood, Peter (1998) TENTACLE: a database system for the world wide web. In: Quirchmayr, G. and Schweighofer, E. and Bench-Capon, T.J.M. (eds.) DEXA 98: Database and Expert Systems Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1460. Springer, pp. 658-667. ISBN 9783540649502.

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    Currently most web-database interaction is loosely coupled: Usually database and web server employ different data models (the former is relational, the latter network based) necessitating a nontrivial translation effort. The translation tends to be inefficient, requiring gateways which may have to combine query and utility languages to extract and rewrite the database content resulting in the well known impedance mismatch. In this paper we describe TENTACLE, a database system which achieves a tighter integration between web server and database by implementing a web server in the TENTACLE database process itself. Since the system employs a graph-based model as its native storage representation and provides a combined (declarative) query and (procedural) programming language, it is possible to execute queries and present their results in a single phase, avoiding complex translations and performance penalties.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 15:44
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:52


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