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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.
NuoDB leads the industry with a distributed database management system to solve these problems.
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.
Momentum for Microsoft SQL Server was evident at DB/EXPO '94 this week as Microsoft announced that more than 400 next-generation client-server solutions based on its distributed database architecture are now available from leading commercial software vendors, consultants and integrators.
All historical and real-time status data is stored on distributed databases directly by the DGEs.
SyncDeK Server centralizes the direct, encrypted synchronization of data from an unlimited number of distributed database users and servers.

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