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 ON UPDATE CASCADE ensures which of the following?

A) Normalization B) Data Integrity
C) Materialized Views D) All of the above.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Data Integrity

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 A DBMS that combines a DBMS and an application generator is ________ .

A) Microsoft's SQL Server B) Microsoft's Access
C) IBM's DB2 D) Oracle Corporation's Oracle
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Microsoft's Access

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 A goal of data mining includes which of the following?

A) To explain some observed event or condition B) To analyze data for expected relationships
C) To confirm that data exists D) To create a new data warehouse
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) To explain some observed event or condition

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Explain Belady's Anomaly?

Answer

Also called FIFO anomaly. Usually, on increasing the number of frames allocated to a process virtual memory, the process execution is faster, because fewer page faults occur. Sometimes, the reverse happens, i.e., the execution time increases even when more frames are allocated to the process. This is Belady's Anomaly. This is true for certain page reference patterns.

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If no multivalued attributes exist and no partial dependencies exist in a relation, then the relation is in what normal form?

A) First normal form B) Second normal form
C) Third normal form D) Fourth normal form
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Second normal form

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 For what purposes are views used?

A) To hide rows only B) To hide columns only
C) To hide complicated SQL statements only D) All of the above are uses for SQL views.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above are uses for SQL views.

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What is page cannibalizing?

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Page swapping or page replacements are called page cannibalizing.

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What is the cause of thrashing? How does the system detect thrashing? Once it detects thrashing, what can the system do to eliminate this problem?

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Thrashing is caused by under allocation of the minimum number of pages required by a process, forcing it to continuously page fault. The system can detect thrashing by evaluating the level of CPU utilization as compared to the level of multiprogramming. It can be eliminated by reducing the level of multiprogramming.

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