Lightweight Transactions on Networks of Workstations

  title={Lightweight Transactions on Networks of Workstations},
  author={Athanasios E. Papathanasiou and Evangelos P. Markatos},
Although transactions have been a valuable abstrac tion of atomicity persistency and recoverability they have not been widely used in programming environ ments today mostly because of their high overheads that have been driven by the low performance of mag netic disks A major challenge in transaction based systems is to remove the magnetic disk from the crit ical path of transaction management In this paper we present PERSEAS a transaction library for main memory databases that decouples the… CONTINUE READING