Presentation on theme: "Split Databases. What is a split database? Two databases Back-end database –Contains tables (data) only –Resides on server Front-end database –Contains."— Presentation transcript:
What is a split database? Two databases Back-end database –Contains tables (data) only –Resides on server Front-end database –Contains all other database objects (queries, forms, reports, macros, modules) –Resides on each users computer
Advantages Improved performance –Application portion (user interface) is on users local hard disk Network traffic reduced –Only data travels over network Updating is easier –Make design changes to front-end and distribute to users without affecting data Custom front ends only need to include functionality required by each user Data can be stored in format other than Access
Disadvantages Management issues Network Bottlenecks Record locking strategies (Advanced database management strategies beyond the scope of this course)
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