Using remote databases

The client/server architecture as supported by Tools enables the user to work with several database types. These databases can be distributed over one or multiple systems. A configuration where databases are distributed over multiple systems is called a remote database configuration.

Possible reasons for a remote database configuration are:

  • System performance. To spread load of the application server and database server over several systems.
  • Lack of disk space on local system.
  • Distributed databases. For several reasons, both organizational and technical, it can be preferable to have multiple database servers.
  • Mirrored databases For security reasons database actions can be carried through on two systems simultaneously by using the database mirroring technique.