- David Dewitt and Jim Gray. Parallel Database Systems: The Future of High Performance Database Processing. Communications of the ACM. 1992. Red Book.
Questions to consider:
- What's the difference between a parallel and a distributed database? What issues are different in one architecture versus the other? In what ways are the two architectures alike?
- Why do Dewitt and Gray advocate a shared nothing architecture?
- In what ways must existing database architectures be modified to support multi-processor environments? What new data layout issues are introduced? What new query processing challenges must be addressed?