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Concise Version Vectors in WinFS

  • Dahlia Malkhi
  • Doug Terry
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3724)

Abstract

Conflicts naturally arise in optimistically replicated systems. The common way to detect update conflicts is via version vectors, whose storage and communication overhead are number of replicas × number of objects. These costs may be prohibitive for large systems.

This paper presents predecessor vectors with exceptions (PVEs), a novel optimistic replication technique developed for Microsoft’s WinFS system. The paper contains a systematic study of PVE’s performance gains over traditional schemes. The results demonstrate a dramatic reduction of storage and communication overhead in normal scenarios, during which communication disruptions are infrequent. Moreover, they identify a cross-over threshold in communication failure-rate, beyond which PVEs loses efficiency compared with traditional schemes.

Keywords

Communication Overhead Version Vector Storage Overhead Communication Disruption Object Version 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dahlia Malkhi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Doug Terry
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Microsoft Research Silicon Valley 

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