APART: Low Cost Active Replication for Multi-Tier Data Acquisition Systems
Source: Universita Degli Studi di Roma
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.