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Re: Lock-free databases

From: VC <boston103_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 09:28:35 -0500
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"Paul" <paul_at_see.my.sig.com> wrote in message news:to2sm11etvv10lalg80moos57v8jh9qolo_at_4ax.com...
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> "-CELKO-" <jcelko212_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
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>> >> Is there any significant benefit to making a database lock-free? <<
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>> You have logical concurrency control and optimistic concurrency
>> control. Both methods let you read and write at the same time. And
>> obviosuly, you save the overhead of locking.
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>> Look at Innerbase (aka Firebird) and its performance.
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> Interbase that should be. Firebird is the Open Source project derived
> from when Borland Open Sourced Interbase (but subsequently took it
> back into the fold).
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> InnoDB - recently purchased by Oracle has a similar mechanism.
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Both Interbase and InnoDB rely on locking when handling write requests.

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Received on Sun Nov 06 2005 - 08:28:35 CST

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