Fan-In Topology

The fan-in topology is the logical opposite of a master/slave topology. In a fan-in topology, the data from two (or more) masters is combined together on one slave. Fan-in topologies are often in situations where you have satellite databases, maybe for sales or retail operations, and need to combine that information together in a single database for processing.

Figure 2.6. Topologies: Fan-In

Topologies: Fan-In