Chapter 20. Database Connectivity

Installing the DBMS and creating databases is a vitally important part of the DBA's job. However, if the DBMS is not connected to the network, no one will ever be able to access the data.

Client/Server Computing

This section offers a short introduction to client/server computing. The DBA must possess an understanding of the terms commonly used in a client/server processing setting to assure database access in a distributed business environment.

A Historical Look

In the early days of computing, computers required large amounts of power and resources to run. Batch processing was the only operating mode, and users received printed reports as their only source of information. Mainframe programmers communicated with computers ...

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