Efficient Replication for Disconnected Business Applications

Business applications that execute on disconnectable client devices require the periodic replication of server-based data to keep them up-to-date. We propose an efficient replication algorithm that compresses the state that a server must store to perform such replication. Furthermore, the algorithm enables additional compression when a server transmits state to an individual client. We examine the implications of this approach for client-to-server synchronization, and discuss issues related to implementing this algorithm in a prototype.

By: Avraham Leff; James T. Rayfield

Published in: RC23881 in 2006


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