17 WEB TECHNOLOGY
This chapter looks at data and web technology. We introduce the concept of the web and its associated technologies, HTML and XML. We then look at some approaches to link databases and web technology. We also look into dealing with the large quantities of data generated by the web, introducing the subjects of Big Data and NoSQL databases along the way. We conclude by introducing the concept of the semantic web.
THE INTERNET AND THE WEB
The internet is a global federation of interconnected networks that can be used for the passing of email messages between users and for conferencing services. The internet also hosts the web, a global network of information resources. Web users ‘browse’ information using application programs called ...