Distributed data

Distributed data is data that resides on a DBMS other than your local system.

Your local DBMS is the one on which you bind your package. All other DBMSs are remote.

Many businesses need to manage data from a wide variety of sources and locations. A distributed environment provides the flexibility that is required to allocate resources for data that is located at different sites or database management systems (DBMSs) in a computer network.