On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 02:20:44AM -0400, Chidambaram Janamaddi wrote:
> Can you please let me know whether postgreSQL has
> Distributed Database supporting features?
This depends on what you mean. You can do some of these things via
various tools like dbi-link. That said,
> Which of the Distributed database functionalities are totally or partially
> supported among the following ......................
This sounds like a checklist you got from a marketing website. What
is the problem you are trying to solve?
> - Local autonomy
> - No reliance on a central site
These sounds like you want multimaster replication. Postgres doesn't
do that today (and I know of only one system that really does, which
I couldn't recommend for other reasons).
> - Continuous operation
Depending on what this means, "Yes".
> - Location independence
What does this mean?
> - Fragmentation independence
> - Replication independence
And these don't make any sense to me at all.
> - Distributed query independence
> - Distributed transaction processing
Probably not, but depening on what these mean, maybe "sometimes".
> - Hardware independence
> - Operating system independence
> - Network independence
I think so.
> - Database independence
This one is mystifying to me.
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