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Designing Factors of Distributed Database System: A Review

L. Velmurugan, S. Manoharan


A distributed database is a database in which not all storage devices are attached to a common processor.[1] The storage devices are stored in multiple computers, situated in the identical physical locality or may be isolated over a network of interconnected computers. Contrasting parallel systems, in which the processors are tightly coupled and constitute a single database system, a distributed database system consists of loosely coupled locations that share no physical mechanisms. This paper addresses various challenges in designing a distributed database. This paper also addresses designing factors in distributed database like replication, duplication, architecture, fragmentation, security and database integrity across multiple database and review the previous work done recently.


Database Management System, Distributed Database Management System, Data Access, Client/Server Systems, Client/Server Architecture.

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