A distributed system is a software system in which components located on networked computers communicate and coordinate their actions by passing messages. The components interact with each other in order to achieve a common goal.
Distributed systems are a collection of independent components and machines located on different systems, communicating in order to operate as a single unit.
In this complete introduction, learn how distributed systems work, some real world examples, basic architectures, the benefits and disadvantages, and common solutions for real-time distributed streaming.
Distributed systems Principles A distributed system consists of a collection of autonomous computers, connected through a network and distribution middleware, which enables computers to coordinate their activities and to share the resources of the system, so that users perceive the system as a single, integrated computing facility.