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Database Systems by Shripad V. Godbole, Elvis C. Foster

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CHAPTER 22

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Distributed Database Systems

As wonderful as database systems are, they would not be delivering on their true potential, if they could not be networked in a distributed environment. This chapter discusses distributed database systems under the following subheadings:

  • Introduction
  • Advantages of Distributed Database Systems
  • Twelve Rules for Distributed Database Systems
  • Challenges to Distributed Database Systems
  • Database Gateways
  • The Future of Distributed Database Systems
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

22.1 Introduction

The concept of a distributed system was introduced in Chapter 2. A distributive database system consists of a collection ...

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