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This paper proposes APART (A Posteriori Active ReplicaTion), a novel active replication protocol specifically tailored for multi-tier data acquisition systems. Unlike existing active replication solutions, APART does not rely on a-priori coordination schemes determining a same schedule of events across all the replicas, but it ensures replicas' consistency by means of an a-posteriori reconciliation phase. The latter is triggered only in case the replicated servers externalize their state by producing an output event towards a different tier. On one hand, this allows coping with non-deterministic replicas, unlike existing active replication approaches.
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