The growing diffusion of Internet and Wide Area Networks, allows the creation of distributed Information Systems spanning entire continents. A system of these characteristics makes possible to have on-line large elements of information that can be considered as distributed objects. The software engineering process requirements due to the shared objects are not well handled by using traditional database methods. GlobData will produce COPLA, an efficient software development and support system, to provide application developers with a global view of an object database repository, with transactional access to geographically distributed objects independent of their location, allowing them to efficiently work against a single logical object environment.
The overall objective of GlobData can be structured in three different levels:
In particular, subobjectives of this one are: