Transaction execution in multidatabase systems
Most work in the multiclatabase systems (MDBSs) area has focused on the issues of transaction management and concurrency control. It is difficult to implement traditional transaction management techniques in a MDBS due to the heterogeneity and autonomy of the connected local sites. In this thesis, we present a new transaction execution model that captures the formalism and semantics of various extended transaction models and adopts them to a MDBS environment. The proposed model covers nested transactions, various dejjendenc}' types among subtransactions, and commit-independent transactions. The execution model does not make any assumption regarding the concurrency control protocols executed at the local sites connected to the MDBS. VVe also present a detailed simulation model of a MDBS to aiiiilyze the performance of the proposed model. The performances of both the traditional transaction model and the proposed transaction model are evaluated under a range of workloads and system configurations. The performance impact of global transactions’ behavior on local transactions is also discussed.