Implementing Distributed and Centralized DatabasesComputer Science 275 Words 1 Page
What are the advantages and disadvantages of implementing distributed and centralized databases? Does the size and location of the organization dictate if the database is centralized or distributed? Why?
- Title: Implementing Distributed and Centralized Databases
- Length: 1 pages (275 Words)
- Style: MLA
Databases are organized collections of data. They are used to hold specialized and administrative data, and to maintain continuous interactions with customers. They are either distributed or centralized. Distributed database involves data being stored in different locations while centralized involves data being stored in a centralized server.
In distributed databases, data is stored in several computers that may be located in one location or dispersed in an interconnected network of computers (Gamper, 2009). These databases can either reside on intranets, internets, and or any other company networks. They allow processing of transactions at different end user work stations at the same time, which increases the performance of the particular network.
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