Remote database access
(RDA) is a protocol standard for database
RDA describes the connection of a database client to a database server. It includes features for
- communicating database operations and parameters from the client to the server,
- in return, transporting result data from the server to the client,
- database transaction management.
RDA is an application-level protocol, inasmuch that it builds on an existing network connection between client and server. In the case of TCP/IP connections, RFC 1066 is used for implementing RDA.
RDA was published in 1993, as a combined standard of ANSI, ISO and IEC. The standards definition comprises two parts:
- ANSI/ISO/IEC 9579-1:1993
- ANSI/ISO/IEC 9579-2:1993