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A Novel Replication Strategy for Large-scale Mobile Distributed Database Systems

Ahmed , Ashraf and Dominic, P.D.D. and Azween, Abdullah (2011) A Novel Replication Strategy for Large-scale Mobile Distributed Database Systems. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 6 (3). 268 -299. ISSN 1823-4690

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Abstract

An important challenge to database researchers in mobile computing environments is to provide a data replication solution that maintains the consistency of replicated data. The paper addresses this problem for large scale mobile distributed database systems. Our solution represents a new binary hybrid replication strategy in terms of its components and approach. The new strategy encompasses two components: replication architecture to provide a solid infrastructure for distributing replicas and updates propagation protocol to propagate recent updates between the components of the replication architecture in a manner that achieves the consistency of data. The new strategy is a hybrid of both pessimistic and optimistic replication approaches in order to exploit the features of each. These features are supporting large number of replicas and lower rate of inconsistencies between them as well as supporting the mobility of users. The proposed replication strategy is compared with a baseline replication strategy and shown that it achieves updates propagation delay reduction, less communication cost, and load balance as important requirements for maintaining consistency in large scale environments with large number of replicas and highly mobile users.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:6334
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Azween Abdullah
Deposited On:05 Sep 2011 00:38
Last Modified:31 Mar 2014 20:14

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