Increasing Availability in Partitioned Database Systems

  title={Increasing Availability in Partitioned Database Systems},
  author={Dale Skeen and David D. Wright},
  journal={Advances in Computing Research},
A partitioning of a distributed database! system (DDBS) occurs when the DDBS is djvided into two or more subsets such that no member of one subset can communicate with any member of another. When a system becomes partitioned, there are two possibilities. The system can shut off activity and wait for the connection8 to be reestablished, or it can adjust its behavior and attempt to continue running. Since a major goal of distributed systems is to be resilient in the face of failures, the first… CONTINUE READING
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