I/O Parallelism in database management system free notes
In it simplest form, I/O parallelism refers to reducing the time required to retrieve relations from disk by partitioning the relations on multiple disks. The most common form of data partitioning in a parallel database environment is horizontal partitioning. In horizontal partitioning, the tuples of a relation are divided (or declustered) among many disks, so that each tuple resides on one disk. Several partitioning strategies have been proposed.