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ALSO CALLED: Array Processing, Parallel Computing
DEFINITION: Parallel processing software manages the execution of a program on parallel processing hardware with the objectives of obtaining unlimited scalability (being able to handle an increasing number of interactions at the same time) and reducing execution time. Applications that benefit from parallel processing divide roughly into business data processing and technical/scientific processing.Business data  … 
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PARALLEL PROCESSING DEFINITION (continued): …  processing applications are characterized by record processing, and the size of the data typically creates significant I/O performance issues as well as the need for fast computation. Parallel processing software assists business applications in two significant ways: Frameworks - Dataflow frameworks provide the highest performance and simplest method for expressing record-processing applications so that they are able to achieve high scalability and total throughput. Dataflow frameworks underlie the internals of most relational database management systems (RDBMSs) as well as being available for … 
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