SBIR Phase I: Data Discovery Tool

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0944460
Agency Tracking Number: 0944460
Amount: $136,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: IC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
129 Church St, Ste 610, New Haven, CT, 06510
DUNS: 147024876
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leonid Rozenblit
 (203) 752-9410
Business Contact
 Leonid Rozenblit
Title: PhD
Phone: (203) 752-9410
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to develop a product that enables automated access to any relational database via the web - a web-browser for non-technical users; XML/JSON/CSV for more technical users who wish to use the data in their own applications. The system will first intergotate and determine a database's contents and allow the owner to select access levels. Researchers can then interact with the data or share references to data sets with a URL. The key innovation is a systematic scheme for automatically mapping any relational database into a set of URLs. Successful completion of this project will liberate valuable data trapped in research systems for collaboration and analysis. While tools exist for web-enabling specific databases, most are designed for database administrators or developers. The Prometheus Internet Database Server will target non-technical users who need to focus on research instead of technical problems. Unlike existing solutions that are designed for specific products, Prometheus' system will be based on open source technology for use with data sources of unknown type and quality. As a result, researchers and the general public can utilize the Internet to access and disseminate disparate data that is currently stored in multiple databases - a task that cannot readily be accomplished by currently-available products.

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