Tioga-2: A Database Visualization System

Prof. Alex Aiken

Computer Science Division
Soda Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 USA

Email: aiken@cs.berkeley.edu


This talk will give an overview of Tioga-2, a database visualization tool that is also intended to be an easy-to-use database interface. We will present Tioga-2's programming model and abstractions, illustrated with examples and a demo. The emphasis will be on the unusual problems that arise in designing a programming system for non-programmers, the engineering problems of a system that stresses both graphics and database performance, and the advantages and disadvantages of Tioga-2 with respect to other data visualization systems (especially its predecessor, Tioga-1).