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Thesis Work with Java DB (Apache Derby)

Posted by mortazavi on June 21, 2007 at 4:42 PM PDT

Egil Sørensen, a student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Computer and Information Science, has just completed and submitted his MS thesis work on "Derby: Replication and Availability" to the Apache/Derby community. (My thanks go to Francois Orsini for bringing this to my attention.)



Sørensen's paper "describes the work done to add hot standby replication functionality to the Apache Derby Database Management System."

The problem statement for the thesis was as follows:

In addition to the physical log in Derby, write a logical log to a Neighbor Node which acts as a hot standby for the database, ensuring replication and improving the availability of Derby. The hot standby database will redo the logical log records received. If the primary Derby database crashes the Hot Standby will become primary and accept connections. Finally, when the crashed Derby recovers it will synchronize itself with the now active primary and then reenter hot standby mode.