Update Synchronization in Distributed Databases.

Wing Kai Cheng, Geneva G. Belford: Update Synchronization in Distributed Databases. VLDB 1980: 301-308
  author    = {Wing Kai Cheng and
               Geneva G. Belford},
  title     = {Update Synchronization in Distributed Databases},
  booktitle = {Sixth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, October
               1-3, 1980, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Proceedings},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {1980},
  pages     = {301-308},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Cheng80.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/80},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


A critical problem in the implementation of distributed databases is that of update "synchronization." This paper presents a distributed algorithm for update control whereby the update initiating node acts as a semi- centralized manager for that update. A timestamp is not required to be stored with each of the data items for this algorithm to work. An analysis of the performance of the algorithm, along with a comparison with the majority consensus algorithm, is also included.

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Morton M. Astrahan, Mike W. Blasgen, Donald D. Chamberlin, Kapali P. Eswaran, Jim Gray, Patricia P. Griffiths, W. Frank King III, Raymond A. Lorie, Paul R. McJones, James W. Mehl, Gianfranco R. Putzolu, Irving L. Traiger, Bradford W. Wade, Vera Watson: System R: Relational Approach to Database Management. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 1(2): 97-137(1976) BibTeX
Dushan Z. Badal, Gerald J. Popek: A Proposal for Distributed Concurrency Control for Partially Redundant Distributed Data Base Systems. Berkeley Workshop 1978: 273-285 BibTeX
Philip A. Bernstein, James B. Rothnie Jr., Nathan Goodman, Christos H. Papadimitriou: The Concurrency Control Mechanism of SDD-1: A System for Distributed Databases (The Fully Redundant Case). IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 4(3): 154-168(1978) BibTeX
Philip A. Bernstein, David W. Shipman, James B. Rothnie Jr.: Concurrency Control in a System for Distributed Databases (SDD-1). ACM Trans. Database Syst. 5(1): 18-51(1980) BibTeX
Clarence A. Ellis: A Robust Algorithm for Updating Duplicate Databases. Berkeley Workshop 1977: 146-158 BibTeX
Kapali P. Eswaran, Jim Gray, Raymond A. Lorie, Irving L. Traiger: The Notions of Consistency and Predicate Locks in a Database System. Commun. ACM 19(11): 624-633(1976) BibTeX
Hector Garcia-Molina: Performance Comparison of Two Update Algorithms for Distributed Databases. Berkeley Workshop 1978: 108-119 BibTeX
Leslie Lamport: Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System. Commun. ACM 21(7): 558-565(1978) BibTeX
Gérard Le Lann: Algorithms for Distributed Data-Sharing Systems Which Use Tickets. Berkeley Workshop 1978: 259-272 BibTeX
Wen-Te K. Lin: Concurrency Control in a Multiple Copy Distributed Database System. Berkeley Workshop 1979: 207-220 BibTeX
Daniel J. Rosenkrantz, Richard Edwin Stearns, Philip M. Lewis II: System Level Concurrency Control for Distributed Database Systems. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 3(2): 178-198(1978) BibTeX
Robert H. Thomas: A Majority Consensus Approach to Concurrency Control for Multiple Copy Databases. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 4(2): 180-209(1979) BibTeX

Referenced by

  1. Philip A. Bernstein, Vassos Hadzilacos, Nathan Goodman: Concurrency Control and Recovery in Database Systems. Addison-Wesley 1987, ISBN 0-201-10715-5
  2. Philip A. Bernstein, Nathan Goodman: A Sophisticate's Introduction to Distributed Concurrency Control (Invited Paper). VLDB 1982: 62-76
  3. Herbert Kuss: On Totally Ordering Checkpoints in Distributed Data Bases. SIGMOD Conference 1982: 174, 293-302
  4. Philip A. Bernstein, Nathan Goodman: Concurrency Control in Distributed Database Systems. ACM Comput. Surv. 13(2): 185-221(1981)
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