1. Introducing Ingres Connectivity : Ingres Components and Tools
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Ingres Components and Tools
To use this guide effectively, you should be familiar with the basic components of Ingres, client/server concepts, and the Ingres tools required to configure, maintain, and view data.
The basic components of Ingres are as follows:
The Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)—The Relational Database Management System is a set of Ingres processes. This set includes the processes that make up the Ingres DBMS Server and those that make up the logging and locking system. All of these processes work together to process queries from users running applications or using Ingres tools.
The database—The database is the structure in which the RDBMS stores the data.
Client/Server—The Ingres database management system is the server that processes requests from clients. The Ingres tools and database applications are the clients.
Relationships among Ingres components and tools are illustrated here:
The Ingres tools used to configure, maintain, and view data include the following (commands to invoke these tools are shown in parentheses):
Director (director)
Configuration Manager (vcbf)
Configuration-By-Forms (cbf)
Visual Manager (ivm)
Visual Performance Monitor (vdbamon)
Journal Analyzer (ija)
Import Assistant (iia)
Export Assistant (iea)
Visual Configuration Differences Analyzer (vcda)
Visual Database Objects Differences Analyzer (vdda)
Visual SQL (vdbasql)
Visual DBA (vdba)
Net Management Utility (netutil)
Network Utility (ingnet)
Terminal Monitor (isql)
Report-By-Forms (rbf)
Query-By-Forms (qbf)
Applications-By-Forms (abf)
For a description of each tool, see the System Administrator Guide.
The application development tools used to write customized applications include:
Ingres 4GL
For instructions on using these tools, see the Forms-based Application Development Tools User Guide.