Replicating for performance: Case studies

Maarten van Steen*, Guillaume Pierre

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In this chapter we take a look at the application of replication techniques for building scalable distributed systems. Unlike using replication for attaining dependability, replicating for scalability is generally characterized by higher replication degrees, and thus also weaker consistency. We discuss a number of cases illustrating that differentiation of replication strategies, for different levels of data granularity, is needed. This observation leads us to conclude that automated replication management is a key issue for future research if replication for scalability is to be successfully deployed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReplication
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice
EditorsBernadette Charron-Bost, Fernando Pedone, Andre Schiper
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-11294-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-11293-5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Replication strategy
  • Strong consistency
  • Client request
  • Content delivery networks
  • Server placement


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