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04/25/2005

Yan Huang - CSCI5330 Database Implementation – Parallel Database

Introduction

Parallel machines are becoming quite common and affordable

Prices of microprocessors, memory and disks have dropped sharply

Databases are growing increasingly large

large volumes of transaction data are collected and stored for later analysis.

multimedia objects like images are increasingly stored in databases

Large-scale parallel database systems increasingly used for:

storing large volumes of data

processing time-consuming decision-support queries

providing high throughput for transaction processing

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