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On the Performance of Wide-Area Synchronous Database Replication Claudiu Danilov
 

Summary: On the Performance of Wide-Area Synchronous Database Replication
Yair Amir
Claudiu Danilov
Michal Miskin-Amir
Jonathan Stanton
Ciprian Tutu
Technical Report
CNDS-2002-4
http://www.cnds.jhu.edu
November 18, 2002
Abstract
A fundamental challenge in database replication is to maintain a low cost of updates while as-
suring global system consistency. The difficulty of the problem is magnified for wide-area network
settings due to the high latency and the increased likelihood of network partitions. As a conse-
quence, most of the research in the area has focused either on improving the performance of local
transaction execution or on replication models with weaker semantics, which rely on application
knowledge to resolve potential conflicts.
In this work we identify the performance bottleneck of the existing synchronous replication
schemes as residing in the update synchronization algorithm. We compare the performance of
several such synchronization algorithms and highlight the large performance gap between various

  

Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences