Web Based Data Management System for Experimental Data
Swaroop Bangalore SureshOral Defence Date:
Monday, April 16, 2007 - 18:00Location:
Dr. Marguerite Murphy, Dr. Dragutin Petkovic
This applied research project report describes the design, implementation and execution of a system which stores and displays experimental data. Streams consist of continuous feeds of data from external data sources such as a benchmarking tool or any other monitoring system. Experiments run on such benchmarking tools generate a large amount of data. These data need to be stored in a proper format so that it will be useful for future experiments. So this Data Management system aims at storing the large amount of data generated by benchmarking tools, and also gives the user a means to enter the result of an experiment manually. The system is suitable for both database professionals and non-database professionals. It is designed as a Web application so that the tool is available online. The front end is designed using HTML and PHP and the data is stored using the MySQL Database System. Although MySQL does not support the stream datatype, the storage schema for our system has been designed for future incorporation of stream data (on any Database Engine supporting this datatype). Our prototype system is operational and demonstrates that real experimental data can be effectively archived and accessed.