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Index Concurrency Control in Firm Real-Time DBMS

Haritsa, Jayant R and Seshadri, S (1996) Index Concurrency Control in Firm Real-Time DBMS. In: ACM SIGMOD Record, 25 (1). pp. 13-17.


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Research on real-time database systems (RTDBS) has been underway for close to a decade now. So far, this research has focused mainly o11 identifying the appropriate choice, with respect to meeting the real-time goals, for the various database system policies such as priority assignment, transaction concurrency control, memory management, etc. (see [16] for a recent survey). However, the design and evaluation of concurrency control algorithms for indexes, which are an integral part of database systems, has received virtually no attention in the real-time environment. In our view, this lacuna is rather surprising since it appears reasonable to expect that indexes would be one of tbe primary mechanisms by which a well-designed RTDBS would try to meet transaction timing constraints. In this situation, using an "off-the-shelf" index concurrency control algorithm that has not been specifically designed for the real-time environment may lead to many transactions missing their deadlines.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ACM SIGMOD Record
Publisher: ACM Press
Additional Information: ©ACM,1996. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM SIGMOD Record.
Keywords: real time;currency control;database systems;rtdbs
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1135

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