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Dependability and Performance Measures for the Database Practitioner
May/June 1998 (vol. 10 no. 3)
pp. 499-503

Abstract—We estimate the availability, reliability, and mean transaction time (response time) for repairable database configurations, centralized or distributed, in which each service component is continuously available for repair. Reliability, the probability that the entire transaction can execute properly without failure, is computed as a function of mean time to failure (MTTF) and mean time to repair (MTTR). Mean transaction time in the system is a function of the mean service delay time for the transaction over all components, plus restart delays due to component failures, plus queuing delays for contention. These estimates are potentially applicable to more generalized distributed systems.

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Index Terms:
Database performance estimation, response time, reliability, dependability, restart delays, queuing delays, mean time to failure.
Toby J. Teorey, Wee Teck Ng, "Dependability and Performance Measures for the Database Practitioner," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 499-503, May-June 1998, doi:10.1109/69.687981
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