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Dealing proactively with data corruption: Challenges and opportunities

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Dealing proactively with data corruption: Challenges and opportunities
—The danger of production or backup data becoming corrupted is a problem that database administrators dread. This position paper aims to bring this problem to the attention of the database research community, which, surprisingly, has by and large overlooked this problem. We begin by pointing out the causes and consequences of data corruption. We then describe the Proactive Checking Framework (PCF), a new framework that enables a database system to deal with data corruption automatically and proactively. We use a prototype implementation of PCF to give deeper insights into the overall problem and to outline a challenging research agenda to address it. I. THE DANGERS OF DATA CORRUPTION The “C” in ACID denotes the consistency of data managed by a Database Management System (DBMS). Consistency of data is defined in terms of properties that the data should satisfy [1]. The data can be seen as consisting of data elements, where an element can be any unit or container of data such as a...
Nedyalko Borisov, Shivnath Babu, NagaPramod Mandag
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ICDE
Authors Nedyalko Borisov, Shivnath Babu, NagaPramod Mandagere, Sandeep Uttamchandani
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