Application Server Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Terms

Application Server Terms

  • DBMS - Database management system.
  • IDL - Interface Definition Language
  • normalized - Elimination of redundancy in databases so that all columns depend on a primary key.
  • ODBC - Open Database Connectivity provides a standard API that applications use to access database information. ODBC drivers work on most databases. ODBC uses SQL calls to access the database. According to Microsoft's web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/data/odbc/ "It is based on the Call-Level Interface (CLI) specifications from X/Open and ISO/IEC for database APIs and uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its database access language."
  • ORB - Object Request Broker
  • RDBMS - Relational database management system.
  • SDL - Service Definition Language.
  • SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol is used to execute web services remotely. This is based on XML.
  • SQL - Structured Query Language is a standard language for communication with a relational database management system (RDBMS).
  • UDDI - Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration which forms directories to companies with back to back web services and other services.
  • WSDL - Web Service Description Language is a method of describing web services in XML. The specification is at IBM's website.
  • WSML