Replicating for Performance: Case Studies

Authors: Maarten van Steen and Guillaume Pierre.
Source: Book chapter, in Replication -- Theory and Practice, edited by Bernadette Charron-Bost, Fernando Pedone and André Schiper. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5959, February 2010.


In this chapter we take a look at the application of replication techniques for building scalable distributed systems. Unlike using replication for attaining dependability, replicating for scalability is generally characterized by higher replication degrees, and thus also weaker consistency. We discuss a number of cases illustrating that differentiation of replication strategies, for different levels of data granularity, is needed. This observation leads us to conclude that automated replication management is a key issue for future research if replication for scalability is to be successfully deployed.


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Bibtex Entry

  author = 	 {Maarten van Steen and Guillaume Pierrre},
  editor = 	 {Bernadette Charron-Bost and Fernando Pedone and 
                  Andr\'{e} Schiper},
  title = 	 {Replication -- Theory and Practice},
  chapter = 	 {Replicating for Performance: Case Studies},
  publisher = 	 {Springer},
  number = 	 {5959},
  series = 	 {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages = 	 {73--89},
  year = 	 {2010},
  month = 	 feb