Distributed Databases

  title={Distributed Databases},
  author={M. Tamer {\"O}zsu},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of GIS},
  • M. Özsu
  • Published in Encyclopedia of GIS 2002
  • Computer Science
A distributed database (DDB) is a collection of multiple, logically interrelated databases distributed over a computer network. A distributed database management system (distributed DBMS) is the software system that permits the management of the distributed database and makes the distribution transparent to the users [1]. The term Òdistributed database systemÓ (DDBS) is typically used to refer to the combination of DDB and the distributed DBMS. Distributed DBMSs are similar to distributed file… 


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