Processing Transactions over Optimistic Atomic Broadcast Protocols
Matthias Wiesmann, Fernando Pedone, André Schiper, Bettina Kemme, Gustavo Alonso
Replication is an area of interest to both
distributed systems and databases. The solutions developed from these
two perspectives are conceptually similar but differ in many aspects:
model, assumptions, mechanisms, guarantees provided, and
implementation. In this paper, we provide an abstract and "neutral"
framework to compare replication techniques from both communities. The
framework has been designed to emphasize the role played by different
mechanisms and to facilitate comparisons. The paper describes the
replication techniques used in both communicites, compares them, and
points out ways in which they can be integrated to arrive to better,
more robust replication protocols.
Proc. of the 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, April 2000.
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