||Because of the continual decrease in storage cost and an obsession with data acquisition, databases have started to grow explosively. Storage is no longer centralized but distributed. It is now possible or preferable to have centralized access to information that is distributed amongst several high performance nodes. This course builds upon Database Programming-I and lays the foundation to tackle topics like distributed Database Architecture, Queries, Transaction Management and Concurrency Controls. This course also covers parallel DBMS and database interoperability.