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Overview

With new coverage of middleware, Windows 95, and Windows NT - not to mention the hot areas of massively parallel processing, data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining - industry expert Alex Berson updates his authoritative guide to the distributed computing environment. The Second Edition brings you up to speed on these and other swiftly changing areas in client/server architecture at a level that virtually guarantees you'll speed system implementation and improve performance. Client/Server Architecture, Second Edition, covers components, open systems, specialization in both client and server, and second-generation, multi-tiered implementations of client/server systems. This updated edition also provides a management view of costs and risks in implementing client/server systems. Berson clarifies the issues of distributed objects, data warehousing, on-line analytical processing, data mining, high performance commercial computing, and client/server application development. In addition to discussing data distribution between heterogeneous databases, he illustrates data replication by examining the popular implementations offered by major vendors.

Berson, a recognized client/server authority, covers all the bases, providing the fundamentals of client/server, as well as sound implementation and performance tips. He discusses crucial new technologies such as massively parallel processors and how the impact distributed processing and client/server architecture.

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A guide to components, open systems, specialization in both client and server, and second-generation, multi-tiered implementations of client/server systems, providing a management perspective of the costs and risks in implementing client/server systems. Discusses issues such as data distribution between heterogenous databases, and illustrates data replication by examining popular implementations offered by major vendors. This second edition offers coverage of middleware, Windows 95, data warehousing, and data mining. Requires some understanding of data processing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070056640
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: J. Ranade Series on Computer Communications
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction to Open Distributed Systems and the Client/Server Model 3
Ch. 2 Approach to Distribution 35
Ch. 3 Client Specialization in the Client/Server Environment 73
Ch. 4 Server Specialization in the Client/Server Environment 99
Ch. 5 Communication Systems 135
Ch. 6 Local Area Networking 157
Ch. 7 TCP/IP and SNA 181
Ch. 8 Client/Server and Middleware 207
Ch. 9 Distributed Data Management 241
Ch. 10 Designing a Distributed Data Management System 269
Ch. 11 Data Distribution and Data Replication 293
Ch. 12 DBMS Architecture and Implementations for the Client/Server Environment 323
Ch. 13 Distributed Transaction Processing 367
Ch. 14 Systems Management in a Client/Server Computing Environment 399
Ch. 15 Data Warehousing 431
Ch. 16 Technology and Advanced Applications of Data Warehousing 463
Ch. 17 Client/Server Computing - Architecture for Today and Tomorrow 503
Appendix A. Glossary 529
Appendix B. C.J. Date's 12 Distributed DBMS Rules 545
Appendix C. E.F. Codd's 12 Guidelines for OLAP 549
Appendix D. 10 Mistakes for Data Warehousing Managers to Avoid 551
Appendix E. Suggested Publications 559
Appendix F. Acronyms 561
Index 567
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