Distributed database management system

Distributed database management system

A distributed database management system ('DDBMS') is a software system that permits the management of a distributed database and makes the distribution transparent to the users. A distributed database is a collection of multiple, logically interrelated databases distributed over a computer network. Sometimes "distributed database system" is used to refer jointly to the distributed database and the distributed DBMS.


Distributed database management systems is a software for managing databases stored on multiple computers in a network. A distributed database is a set of databases stored on multiple computers that typically appears to applications on a single database. Consequently, an application can simultaneously access and modify the data in several databases in a network. DDBMS is specially developed for heterogeneous database platforms, focusing mainly on heterogeneous database management systems (HDBMS).

See also


  • M. T. Özsu and P. Valduriez, Principles of Distributed Database Systems (2nd edition), Prentice-Hall, 1999. ISBN 0-13-659707-6.

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