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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Client/Server–Based Databases

Databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL are client/server-based databases. Client/server applications are split into two distinct parts. The server portion is a piece of software that is responsible for all data access and manipulation. This software runs on a computer called the database server. In the case of Microsoft SQL Server, it’s a computer running Windows and the SQL Server software.

Only the server software interacts with the data files. All requests for data, data additions and deletions, and data updates are funneled through the server software. These requests or changes come from computers running client software. The client is the piece of software the user interacts with. If you ...

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