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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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The problems in distributed databases are mainly in executing operations of transactions.
CA Database Management also includes new releases of CA TSreorg for Distributed Databases and CA Fast Unload for Distributed Databases, as well as CA Database Command Center, which is available to customers for no charge (http://ca.
All historical and real-time status data is stored on distributed databases directly by the DGEs.
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The NitroSecurity ISIS architecture relies on a patented high-speed distributed database that can integrate packet flow reports, anomaly warnings and other security data from IPS devices deployed across a network.

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