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Proceedings Seventh International Conference on Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (2000)
Cheju Island, South Korea
Dec. 12, 2000 to Dec. 14, 2000
ISSN: 1533-2306
ISBN: 0-7695-0930-4
pp: 458
Heejun Han , Digitaldream Corp., Seoul, South Korea
Seog Park , Digitaldream Corp., Seoul, South Korea
Chanjung Park , Digitaldream Corp., Seoul, South Korea
A read-only transaction (ROT) or a query is a transaction that only reads data items, without modifying them. When we use a protocol that takes care of ROTs distinctively from update transactions, the number of conflicts between ROTs and update transactions can be reduced. As a result, a database system can schedule many more transactions within a given deadline, and it improves the degree of concurrency by reducing the number of data conflicts. In this paper, we propose a new concurrency control protocol for ROTs, called ROT-FREEZE, in real-time secure database systems. ROT-FREEZE improves on the freezing method that has been suggested by C. Park et al. (2000) to resolve conflicts between real-time requirements and security requirements. In ROT-FREEZE, ROTs are never aborted due to update transactions. By our performance evaluations, ROT-FREEZE is proved to be better than other legacy protocols for real-time secure database systems. We also prove that the proposed protocol guarantees serializability and satisfies both real-time and security requirements.
concurrency control; access protocols; software performance evaluation; security of data; query processing; transaction processing; real-time systems; database management systems; concurrency control protocol; read-only transactions; real-time secure database systems; queries; update transactions; transaction scheduling; deadline; data conflict resolution; ROT-FREEZE; freezing method; real-time requirements; security requirements; performance evaluations; legacy protocols; serializability guarantee

C. Park, S. Park and H. Han, "A concurrency control protocol for read-only transactions in real-time secure database systems," Proceedings Seventh International Conference on Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications(RTCSA), Cheju Island, South Korea, 2000, pp. 458.
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