Date's Tweleve Rules for Distributed Database Systems - Network Independence
- Desirable to be able to support a variety of disparate communication networks also.
- Network independence: The DDB and its associated DDBMS should be capable of being implemented on any suitable network platform.
Note: At present, this goal means that the DDBMS should be able to run on Windows NT, on Windows 2000, on any variant of Unix, and on Novell Networks.
- A distributed database system should be designed to run regardless of the communication protocols and network topology used to interconnect various system nodes.