Data Management

Latency Bounding by Trading off Consistency in NoSQL Store: A Staging and Stepwise Approach

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Executive Summary

Latency is a key service factor for user satisfaction. Consistency is in a trade-off relation with operation latency in the distributed and replicated scenario. Existing NoSQL stores guarantee either strong or weak consistencies but none provides the best consistency based on the response latency. In this paper, the authors introduce dConssandra, a NoSQL store enabling users to specify latency bounds for data access operations. dConssandra dynamically bounds data access latency by trading off replica consistency. dConssandra is based on Cassandra. In comparison to Cassandra's implementation, dConssandra has a staged replication strategy enabling synchronous or asynchronous replication on demand.

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