If peer to peer distributed database systems meet current expectations, they are likely to replace virtually all centralized database systems over the next decade. One impediment to the proliferation of peer to peer distributed database systems is the lack of proven and established normative methodologies for designing distributed database fragmentation and allocation schemas. The literature discussed here serves as the basis of research-in-progress for designing, implementing, and empirically evaluating a support system to aid distributed database fragmentation and allocation schema decision making. Future manuscripts are planned that describe the prototype decision support system and our empirically-based experiences.
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