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Use the Internet or computer magazines to investigate one of the following DBMSs: DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, or Sybase. Then prepare a report that explains how the DBMS handles tow of the following distributed database functions: deadlock, fragmentation, replication, the data dictionary or log, and distributed queries.

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DB: Oracle

1. Fragmentation: Please see

http://www.embarcadero.com/resources/tech_papers/managingspace.pdf

2. Replication, please see the attached documents. and also:
http://www.nyoug.org/200212baumgartel.pdf

3. Deadlock detection in Oracle: see the attached document.

4. Distributed queries:

Distributed Queries

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Objective:

Prepare a 1-page executive summary including your recommendations to repair or replace the application. Support this summary with a research paper which contains the details behind the summary.

Start by researching Microsoft Access and other prominent RDBMS such as MS SQL Server, Oracle and My SQL. Compare and contrast these systems based on key features such as scalability, ease of implementation (development and support), performance, security and price.

Include a discussion on SQL:

What is SQL?
Who owns SQL?
What are some of the differences in the SQL supported by RDBMS vendors?

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