Weak Consistency : A Generalized Theory and Optimistic Implementations for Distributed Transactions by Atul Adya

@inproceedings{Adya1999WeakC,
  title={Weak Consistency : A Generalized Theory and Optimistic Implementations for Distributed Transactions by Atul Adya},
  author={Atul Adya and Barbara H. Liskov Ford},
  year={1999}
}
Current commercial databases allow application programmers to trade off consistency for performance. However, existing definitions of weak consistency levels are either imprecise or they disallow efficient implementation techniques such as optimism. Ruling out these techniques is especially unfortunate because commercial databases support optimistic mechanisms. Furthermore, optimism is likely to be the implementation technique of choice in the geographically distributed and mobile systems of… CONTINUE READING
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