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Middleware and database connectivity

I request assistance with the following. Please cite references as appropriate.

a) Explain what middleware is and what it does. Why would MIS managers be particularly interested in such software?
b) Write a short description of one of the following: ODBC, JDBC, or Java servlets.
3) Write a short description of database connectivity with the Internet using one of the widely disseminated technologies. (i.e. using either active server pages or Java server pages or others)

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a) Explain what middleware is and what it does. Why would MIS managers be particularly interested in such software?

Middleware is the part of the network application model that fits in the middle. Middleware is the part that fits in the middle ( called database connectivity). It is the Client/Server components that provides a set of services to application like a client/server database.

The basic middleware services include Client/Server Connectivity. Middleware provides the mechanism by which network applications communicate across the network. This includes in the case of database networkin. The service of putting packages of query results data into network transport packets. Microsoft SQL Server, use the midldleware Sybase's Tabular Data Stream protocol to handle formatting of data for transport across the network. One feature is the ability for clients to interrupt the current operation on the server to cancel a large query response.

Middleware runs on a variety of platforms and using all the existing desktop and server hardware as applications require. Microsoft SQL Server DB library middleware provides access only to Windows NT servers. Middleware provides transparency across different SQL database dialects. It allows the use of single SQL dialect across a variety of RDBMS back ends.

Middleware is a software that connects softwares components or enterprise applications. It is ...

Solution Summary

The basic middleware services include Client/Server Connectivity. Middleware provides the mechanism by which network applications communicate across the network, including database networking and the service of putting packages of query results data into network transport packets. This solution discusses this further.

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