17th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06) (2006)
Sept. 4, 2006 to Sept. 8, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DEXA.2006.146
Johannes Osrael , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lorenz Froihofer , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Georg Stoifl , University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria
Lucas Weigl , University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria
Klemen Zagar , Cosylab, Slovenia
Igor Habjan , Cosylab, Slovenia
Karl M. Goeschka , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Replication is a well-known technique to achieve faulttolerance in distributed systems, thereby enhancing availability. However, so far, not much attention has been paid to object replication using Microsoft?s .NET technologies. In this paper, we present the lessons we have learned during design and implementation of a .NET based replication framework that allows building dependable, distributed .NET applications. Our framework does not only support traditional replication protocols like primary-backup replication or voting but also a new protocol for explicit balancing between data integrity and availability. Based on our experiences, we recommend to use a state-of-the-art group communication toolkit (e.g., Spread) and .NET Remoting as basis for object replication in a .NET environment.
L. Weigl et al., "Using Replication to Build Highly Available .NET Applications," 17th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06)(DEXA), Krakow, Poland, 2006, pp. 385-389.