标题：A Metadata-driven Platform for Delivery of SaaS Applications
作者：Kong Lanju; Li Qingzhong; Zbeng Xuxu; Chen Weiliang
作者机构：[Kong Lanju; Li Qingzhong; Zbeng Xuxu; Chen Weiliang] Shandong Univ, Sch Comp Sci & Technol, Jinan 250101, Peoples R China.
会议名称：International Conference on Future Computer Science and Application (FCSA 2011)
会议日期：JUL 16-17, 2011
来源：2011 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATION (FCSA 2011), VOL 2
关键词：SaaS; metadata-driven; mapping mechanism
摘要：With the emergence of SaaS, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) which supports ISVs to build SaaS applications easily and rapidly is also on the rise. In this paper, we have designed and implemented a metadata-driven platform for delivery of SaaS applications. The platform supports ISVs developing SaaS applications offline in their traditional development environment, which shields the complex underlying implementation details. Moreover SaaS applications on the platform support flexible customization. Metadata storage model provides supports for the mapping transformation of traditional applications to SaaS applications and flexible customization of SaaS applications.