College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Senior Honors Project in Computer Science 3460 - 498
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Date of Expected Graduation
This research project will be focused on parallel processing as it is used with database management systems to process data. Specifically, the goal is to see if creating a database management system with parallel processing at the forefront of its data processing can offer enough of an efficiency increase to warrant using it against a sequential database management system and is it possible to make that system just as reliable as those databases without parallel processing. A parallel processed database will be created with a focus on monitoring its data reliability and consistency. It will then be compared to two sequential databases to compare their performance and determine the effectiveness of the parallel processed database. This project has resulted in both the creation of a sequential database and a parallel processed database. Numerous tests have been run on both, and while it may be very beneficial to allow for a database to have parallel capabilities, the efficiency and speed up that a parallel database may have over a sequential do not warrant the use and creation of it with the technologies used at this time.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Shears, Stephen, "Data Processing in a Database Management System Using Parallel Processing" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1472.