How to select the best method for database applications, database independent platform or not?

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Bülbül H. İ. , Sahin Y. G.

Journal of Applied Sciences, vol.7, no.1, pp.127-131, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/jas.2007.127.131
  • Journal Name: Journal of Applied Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-131


Software developers generally want to create software that could run with many different DBMSs (database independent platform). But, this idea sometimes may not be implemented to real world applications. The key point is that, it is too hard to decide which method (dependent to specific DBMS or independent from DBMS) should be selected. Each method has particular advantages and disadvantages. Actually, the decision is depended on some restrictions that are related to money, human resources, duration of project, etc. In addition, one of the most important factors is the choice of CASE tool that will be used for the software project. This study addresses how a decision should be made as to which method will be convenient for a specific application. Furthermore, possible development scenarios, that may be used in the project has been presented and some coefficient factor were found which help the developers to see which method may be more appropriate for the application. © 2007 Asian Network for Scientific Information.