COTS Integration Pre‐Assignment Survey
Team Number: 14
Is our system largely dependent on COTS products?
Yes our project is dependent on COTS as we are developing a database application using
Number of COTS Product Utilized By the Proposed System: 3
Operating System MS Windows XP Professional
Framework Microsoft .NET Framework
Team Members Work Experience
Student Name Role Work Experience
Swetha Project Have developed various Database applications using
Suryanarayanan Manager/Feasibility MySQL and Oracle.
Kartik Sethi Plan and Control Summer internship as a Development intern at
Engineer/Prototyper Integrative System Evaluation, used Microsoft
Technologies for developing windows applications.
Bharat Prototyper/Requirements Currently pursuing an internship at Teradata,
Mehndiratta Engineer working on query optimizer. Interned at R&D
department of Teradata in summer 2008.
Experienced in Microsoft Technology – VB.Net
while interning at RMSI (India)
Nikita Requirements Worked as a Software Engineer at Patni Computer
Valechha Engineer/Plan and Systems for 1 yr 6 months. Configured and
Control Engineer maintained COTS according to clients requirements.
COTS that were configured and maintained Kronos
and Gentran. Enhancement and Maintainence of
SAMS. Used VB and MySql extensively.
Shobana System Summer Internship as Application developer in
Govindan Architect/Operational Kanrad Technologies Inc., San Jose. Developed
Concept Engineer SNMP Agent Reader application module using Net-
Priyanka Operational Concept Developed a Web Server with Plug-in Support for
Nambiar Engineer/System Perl and PHP
Architect Have also worked on several mini projects in fields
like Image Processing and Computer Networks
Mark Shehata IIV&V/Quality Focal Developed many small projects and my graduation
Point project using VB.NET and used MySQL as a part of
some undergraduate’s courses.
Naveen Joy Shaper/IIV&V Developed data mining applications using MySQL,
C++, Java Script and Java Servlets. I have assessed
several COTS products for my company for network
traffic visualization, Wireless LAN, Voice over IP
and Network management.
COTS Products Used in the Proposed System
COTS Version Provider
MySQL Server 5.0 Sun Microsystems
MS Windows XP 2002 Microsoft
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Microsoft
COTS Related Activities our Project Performs:
Initial Filtering: This activity was performed in order to identify potential Database
Management Systems. Initially we identified three potential products – MySQL,
Oracle and MS Access
Detail Assessment: Study of various features provided by the COTS product
identified during the initial filtering. Various factors such as costs, concurrency
features and scalability factors were considered. Developers experience and
familiarity with the DBMS were considered and MySQL was chosen.
Integration Testing: To check the feasibility of the front-end with our back-end
(COTS: MySQL) with the help of working prototype was performed.
A simple box and lines diagram representing the deployment of the proposed
Windows Server (PC designated as a Server)
MySQL Server 5.0-backend
Window Application-Front end
Data and Control
User’s Workstation-Windows XP Professional
Windows Application Instance
Window forms (User-interfaces)