Distributed database management system (DDBMS)

Explore and/or investigate distributed database management system (DDBMS). You can either explore the main concepts or technical challenges of DDBMS in general (without directly specifying a certain DBMS) or you can research a specific DBMS and present how it manages different aspects of distribution.

Your exploration or research should focus on an in-depth review of theories, techniques, algorithms, approaches, mechanisms, and implementation of one or some of the following aspects:

Distributed database support in systems such as Cassandra, Clusterpoint, SQL Server, Oracle, FoundationDB, NuoDB, etc.
Distributed DBMS architecture: models for distributed DBMS, Distributed systems architectures, etc.
Distributed database design: distribution design issues, fragmentation/partition, allocation issues, etc.
Query decomposition and data localization.
Distributed database security.
Distributed concurrency control.
Distributed DBMS reliability
Your topic could also investigate a sub-problem of a cutting-edge research problem with these aspects.

Your investigation will be based on recent papers, technical documents, and software packages (open source preferred). You are encouraged to read some papers from the following sites for new techniques in DBMS:

Communications of the ACM
IEEE electronic library
IGI Global electronic library

Once you have decided on a topic, you need to set up the feasible yet meaningful outcomes of your exploration or research on it. Overall, the outcomes should be interesting and beneficial to the professional community of DBMS research and development. Some possible outcomes are:

your analysis, findings and discoveries of problems
results of your test, survey and comparison
your proposed new or improved methods, algorithms, etc.
your useful implementation
your insight on future directions.

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