Re: Big Database Server General Question
On 2009-04-04 15:34, Tim McDonough wrote:
I'm asking this question to find out what keywords to search for, not
really looking for a specific answer here.
When there is a huge database involved with a lot of users and lots of
data it isn't done all with one computer and a fast connection.
Sure it is. IBM and Burroughs have been selling a transaction
processing manager and intelligent terminals since before /Houses of
the Holy/, which allow an ungodly huge number of on-line users to
"simultaneously" query a database.
Other large systems vendors have been selling similar kit for 25
years. (Except Sun, of course, which was too small in 1982. But it
now sells similar product.)
generally interested in how requests directed to a particular database
are divided up among several servers which run the queries and return
the results (Google, Wikipedia, eBay, etc.)
What are the general terms that describe that sort of architecture? My
searching isn't getting too far and I believe it's because I don't know
the right questions to ask.
Scooty Puff, Sr