Does OKBC work over a network?
Yes, OKBC can work over a network. It assumes a client-server architecture. When the client and the server are on different machines, they communicate via the OKBC transport layer.The OKBC transport layer can be implemented by any of the standard network protocols (e.g., CORBA or TCP/IP).
In a networked environment, bandwidth and latency are typically the limiting factors for system performance. In order to improve efficiency in a networked environment, OKBC defines a KRS and implementation language independent procedure language. The procedure language allows an application writer to combine several OKBC operations into a single call. If that call requires transmission over a network, this results in a substantial performance boost.
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