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Middleware-based database replication: the gaps between theory and practice

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Middleware-based database replication: the gaps between theory and practice
The need for high availability and performance in data management systems has been fueling a long running interest in database replication from both academia and industry. However, academic groups often attack replication problems in isolation, overlooking the need for completeness in their solutions, while commercial teams take a holistic approach that often misses opportunities for fundamental innovation. This has created over time a gap between academic research and industrial practice. This paper aims to characterize the gap along three axes: performance, availability, and administration. We build on our own experience developing and deploying replication systems in commercial and academic settings, as well as on a large body of prior related work. We sift through representative examples from the last decade of open-source, academic, and commercial database replication systems and combine this material with case studies from real systems deployed at Fortune 500 customers. We propo...
Emmanuel Cecchet, George Candea, Anastasia Ailamak
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where SIGMOD
Authors Emmanuel Cecchet, George Candea, Anastasia Ailamaki
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