| || || Kumar, Bimal Aklesh|
| || || Towards N-Tier architecture for Fiji National (University) campus information systems|
Author:Kumar, Bimal Aklesh
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Universities and colleges -- Fiji -- Administration -- Data processing
Call No.: Pac LB 2341 .8 .F5 K862 2013
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Software architecture is very important in the development of large scale software solution and plays a very active role in achieving business goals. The research described in this thesis is an attempt to utilize the N-Tier software architecture for developing a prototype campus information system for Fiji National University (FNU-CIS) to address the issue of performance and scalability. To assist in the design and implementation of FNU-CIS, an extensive evaluation of campus information systems was carried out to provide the bench mark on the current technology. N-Tier software architecture was designed with the implementation of FNU-CIS using JEE and CORBA. Experiments were carried out to assess the performance and scalability of the newly developed system. Several tests were carried out to measure the response time, throughput and latency of our system in distributed settings, and the results mainly favored FNU-CIS. This research makes a significant contribution to the field of software engineering in today’s world where high performance and scalability of IT applications are often equated with better business, the process and techniques used in building such systems is paramount. The ideas presented in this thesis can be easily utilized for the development of other large scale systems with similar issues to address.