Data replication versus timing constraints in distributed database systems
ACM Annual Computer Science Conference
296 - 303
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In a database system supporting a real-time application, each transaction is associated with a timing constraint, typically in the form of a deadline. Replicated database systems possess desirable features for real-time applications, such as a high level of data availability, and potentially improved response time for queries. On the other hand, multiple copy updates lead to a considerable overhead due to the communication required among the data sites holding the copies. In this paper, we investigate the impact of storing multiple copies of data on satisfying the timing constraints of real-time transactions. A detailed performance model of a distributed database system is employed in evaluating the effects of various workload parameters and design alternatives on the system performance. The performance is expressed in terms of the fraction of satisfied transaction deadlines.
Real time systems
Distributed database systems