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Transactional Client-Server Cache Consistency: Alternatives and Performance

M.J. Franklin, M.J. Carey, M. Livny Summary by: Armando Fox and Steve Gribble

One-line summary: Cache consistency for distributed (client-server) DB's is harder to implement and has more tradeoffs than traditional SMP cache consistency, because of high message cost, consistency granularity, access granularity, and ACID semantics.

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An encyclopedic and relatively disinterested survey paper; reasonable taxonomy of what seems like a large and hack-laden design space.


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