The biggest database in the world connected to the Web

The biggest database in the world connected to the Web

For a European body, the project implemented the biggest database in the world connected to the Web.
Key points:

  • client applications independent from the platform on which they run, thanks to Java
  • response time of 0.2 seconds per page for any document in the document collection queried from a battery of disks occupying 15 tetrabytes
  • more than 100,000 pages accessed per hour
  • distribution of documents in PDF format from the server