How to access database server data remotely ?

There are so many ways to access data locally.
e.g. local workstation to local database server.

How can a database server that is in say london be accessed by a workstation in say belgium?
but without using the web interfaces and tools?

The solution I am looking for is directly through the TCP/IP method that is used in local area networks. So because now the internet is so fast it must be possible to connect from data from different cities just like in a local client server data access model.

Who has done this? and what TMS tools or components can achieve this ? Or what others methods
and tools can this be done with.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

Kind regards


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