Building a Distributed Database with Device-Served Leases

This paper describes a method for constructing a distributed database from a set of compute-nodes, a local area network, and a set of object-disks. We assume object-disks do not fail; nodes can fail or go to sleep for long periods. In order for a node to access an object inside an object-disk a valid lease is required.

There are two issues that need resolving (1) how to build a database on top of control-units that require leases (2) handling compute-node failures.

This work extends the ARIES logging scheme to these settings.

By: Ohad Rodeh

Published in: H-0233 in 2005


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