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Transaction Consistency in the Cloud: Old Paradigms

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Executive Summary

Initial distributed and replicated databases used some mechanisms and paradigms that were slowly replaced by new and more efficient techniques that make cluster-based databases successful. Recently, cloud computing environments appeared, demanding database solutions with higher availability and scalability than those offered by cluster-based systems. In this search for proper solutions, current management techniques are again set aside, and looks are focusing on those initial and previously discarded mechanisms in order to adapt them to the elastic nature of the cloud.

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