Essay on Mobile Database Systems

644 Words May 25th, 2011 3 Pages
Mobile Database Systems [ 1 ]

Jerri Scott
Technical Essay #1
Mobile Database Systems MGT – 5151 Database Systems Management
November 7, 2010

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Due to the increasing utilization of mobile networks and devices, mobile database systems have become a prominent method of data access. Data maintenance becomes a necessity for users who require mobility. Therefore, the usage of mobile database systems provides a convenient way of data creation, collection and management through mobile networks. Wikipedia defines a mobile database system as “a database that can be connected to by a mobile computing device over a mobile network. The client and server have wireless connections. A cache is maintained to hold frequent data and
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Wikipedia depicts the functionality of mobile database systems as follows:

“Sybase is still a major force in the enterprise market after 25 years of success and improvements to its Adaptive Server Enterprise product. Although its market share dwindled for a few years, it's returning with powerful positioning in the next-generation transaction processing space. Sybase has also thrown a considerable amount of weight behind the mobile enterprise by delivering partnered solutions to the mobile device market” (Hess, 2010). Server quality is important to mobile database systems and their users due to the retrieval of information anywhere at any given time and that processing units and their users are immobile at the time of data processing. Sybase has supported the mobile device market in the development of server

products. Mobile networks and devices are also necessary components, much like the servers. Connectivity is usually is done through user commands sent to the server for data accessing. Connectivity is significant for the exchange of data from the server to the device; users at this point can do whatever they desire with the data upon connecting to the server.

Mobile database systems have made major strides in the last five years in order to achieve an information management mobile platform; much in part to the new and latest technology in mobile devices and server development. The speeds and rate at which a mobile

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