There are two kinds of systems which we will study in this post. The distributed systems and the embedded systems are these systems which serve different needs and are designed to be very effective with working with information and data that is of a real time nature. These are two different kinds of information systems and they all take advantage of the same concepts. For the distributed systems, a large complex application is usually broken down into its simpler components and each component installed on a different computer. With the programs running separately and sharing their information through a database, the distributed system is able to work effectively and cut down the computational costs involved in getting programs to run.
In contrast, embedded systems are another kind of real time applications that run on small devices which can be included into any structure such as a home or a scientific laboratory. The embedded applications run simple programs that are used to only accomplish a simple task which the embedded system has been intended to carry out. The embedded systems also include their own power source and are capable of running in very remote locations which face frequent power losses. They keep installations alive and collect information from the environment through the included sensors.
Distributed systems are never in a single location as the name suggests and are spread out to very diverse locations such as the cloud and data centers. These systems will be able to carry out computations of a massive set of information and get the results shared to all the participants involved in the information undertaking. This makes it possible to have a gradual picture of the end result of all that computation which in a sense, makes working with complex sets of information quite simple. The distributed nature of the information is the reason for the design of the system in a distributed format which makes it possible to keep the separate components working without stopping and producing the required results at the end of each cycle.
Both embedded and distributed systems are of a real time nature in the manner in which they operate on the information they work with. In many cases, the embedded system will have a real time component which changes as the conditions surrounding the system change such as the temperature of a location going up or down and the system adapting as is required. The distributed system is also real time in its operations as it will have to change in real time and save information coming in to reflect the current state of the computations.
In conclusion, the two systems we have looked at are very important computational models for working with changing information in real time. They are reactive, very effective and perfect for working with information of any nature. They also handle information very effectively and are reliable, trustable information systems which will be able to serve their needs very effectively and produce the right solutions to the people that require them.