Date Added: May 2012
The design phase of the distributed database environment holds a vital part in affecting the performance. The Peer-to-Peer architecture gives a great degree of hope to handle the data in an efficient manner. This paper analyses a cluster based Peer-to-Peer architecture named FlexiPeer for the distributed databases to address the fragmentation and allocation phases of database design. This paper takes the inspiration of the previous works done based on the predicate based fragmentation and introduces the clustering approach for drafting the database architecture and to allocate the fragmented data across the sites. The performance of the FlexiPeer is studied in a simulated environment.