Search-Based Applications: At the Confluence of Search and Database Technologies
What will data management technologies look like in ten years? While the future’s difficult to predict, this book provides students, researchers and professionals alike with a brief and engaging look at one prescient trend: the convergence of search and database technologies. This convergence has given rise to a new breed of non-relational (‘NoSQL’) databases and data stores, and to a new generation of search engines that share characteristics with both non-relational and relational databases. It is this new type of engine that supports Search Based Applications (SBAs), which are software applications built on a search rather than
database backbone. SBAs offer a pragmatic way to solve both well-known and emerging information management challenges as of now, while shedding light on what tomorrow’s information systems might look like.
Table of Contents: Search Based Applications / Evolving Business Information Access Needs / Origins and Histories / Data Models and Storage / Data Collection/Population / Data Processing / Data Retrieval / Data Security, Usability, Performance, Cost / Summary Evolutions and Convergences / SBA Platforms / SBA Uses and Preconditions / Anatomy of a Search Based Application / Case Study: GEFCO / Case Study: Urbanizer / Case Study: National Postal Agency / Future Directions