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R*: An Overview of the Architecture

R. Williams, D. Daniels, L. Haas, G. Lapis, B. Lindsay, P. Ng, R. Obermarck, P. Selinger, A. Walker, P. Wilms, and R. Yost

Summary by: Steve Gribble and Armando Fox

One-line summary: R* is a distributed database system consisting of a set of voluntarily cooperating (but distrusting) sites; the architectural theme in R* is the maintainence of the autonomy of each site.


One of the first well-implemented distributed databases; identified many of the difficult issues in distributed database systems, and managed to present a reasonable solution to some of them. A good introductory paper for distributed databases.


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