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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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Review Questions

1.What do you mean by parallel processing and parallel databases? What are the typical applications of parallel databases?
2.What are the advantages and disadvantages of parallel databases?
3.Discuss the architecture of parallel databases.
4.What is shared-memory architecture? Explain with a neat sketch. What are its benefits and limitations?
5.What is shared-disk architecture? Explain with a neat sketch. What are its benefits and limitations?
6.What is shared-nothing architecture? Explain with a neat sketch. What are its benefits and limitations?
7.Discuss the key elements of parallel processing in brief.
8.What do you mean by speed-up and scale-up? What is the importance of linearity in speed-up and scale-up? Explain with ...

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