Optimistic replication

@article{Saito2005OptimisticR,
  title={Optimistic replication},
  author={Yasushi Saito and Marc Shapiro},
  journal={ACM Comput. Surv.},
  year={2005},
  volume={37},
  pages={42-81}
}
Data replication is a key technology in distributed systems that enables higher availability and performance. This article surveys optimistic replication algorithms. They allow replica contents to diverge in the short term to support concurrent work practices and tolerate failures in low-quality communication links. The importance of such techniques is increasing as collaboration through wide-area and mobile networks becomes popular.Optimistic replication deploys algorithms not seen in… CONTINUE READING
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