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It's easier to run a database on a single system

Would you explain to me the advantages of having a distributed database system with regard to security, functionality maintainability, etc.?

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In general, it's easier to run a database on a single system than on multiple systems. Performance can be better for clustered database systems and clustered systems provide better availability and can withstand the loss of systems. Otherwise, most other aspects of systems operations are more complex.


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This was first published in August 2003

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