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distributed database

[di′strib·yəd·əd ′dad·ə·‚bās]
(computer science)
A database maintained in physically separated locations and supported by a computer network so that it is possible to access all parts of the database from various points in the network.

distributed database

A collection of several different databases that looks like a single database to the user. An example is the Internet Domain Name System (DNS).

distributed database

A database physically stored in two or more computer systems. Although geographically dispersed, a distributed database system manages and controls the entire database as a single collection of data. If redundant data are stored in separate databases due to performance requirements, updates to one set of data will automatically update the additional sets in a timely manner. See replication.
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Blockchain is a new type of distributed data base system that maintains and records data in a way that allows multiple stakeholders to confidently and securely share access to the same data and information.
In this typical process we will be able to search the data from a distributed data base system.
A Distributed Data Base can be defined as an integrated collection of shared data which are physically distributed along the nodes of a computer network.
Smart card systems use a design known as a totally distributed data base, which makes it unnecessary to maintain an access data file.
An alternative to the hierarchical approach, a horizontal structure, features many computers, networked together and sharing a single, distributed data base.
These systems include Distributed Data Base Technologies, communications, (voice, data and video Network sub-systems).
The remote access of information from other Project Universe sites is seen as the first phase in providing a videotex service with a geographically distributed data base.
This architecture is more robust as compared to distributed DAMA processing, which is prone to problems encountered with any distributed data base management system.
This summer we will begin to introduce distributed data base technology which is the centerpiece for this improved productivity.
Emerging technologies such as multimedia, video-on-demand, distributed data base processing and virtual reality are fueling the demand for bigger, faster and more powerful storage solutions," said Ted Goodlander, president, CEO and founder of Storage Computer Corp.
Thus, government leaders have pinned their hopes for regional vitality on a national network for the exchange of government data, including distributed data bases.
The early leader in groupware is Lotus Development's Notes, which combines the characteristics of distributed data bases, E-mail, application development tools and electronic bulletin boards to let groups of users share pools of information.

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