Following are the key elements of parallel database processing:
Speed-up is a property in which the time taken for performing a task decreases in proportion to the increase in the number of CPUs and disks in parallel. In other words, speed-up is the property of running a given task in less time by increasing the degree of parallelism (more number of hardware). With additional hardware, speed-up holds the task constant and measures the time saved. Thus, speed-up enables users to improve the system response time for their queries, assuming the size of their databases remain roughly the same. Speed-up due to parallelism can be defined as ...