Re: Big Database Server General Question
>---- Original Message ----
>Subject: Re: Big Database Server General Question
>Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 17:13:49 -0500
>>On 2009-04-04 15:34, Tim McDonough wrote:
>>> I'm asking this question to find out what keywords to search for,
>>> really looking for a specific answer here.
>>> When there is a huge database involved with a lot of users and
>>> 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
>>> are divided up among several servers which run the queries and
>>> the results (Google, Wikipedia, eBay, etc.)
>>> What are the general terms that describe that sort of
>>> searching isn't getting too far and I believe it's because I don't
>>> the right questions to ask.
>>Scooty Puff, Sr
If you're just interested in how things work, a rather unique
approach is that used by Terradata (now sold a couple of times),
based on a Cal Tech PhD thesis by Phil Neches.
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