Paper Review: Transaction Management in the R Distributed Database Management System

Title and Author of Paper Transaction Management in the R Distributed Database Management System. C. Mohan et al. Summary This paper describes to handle transactions in a distributed environment using a two-phase commit protocol (2PC). 2PC is a form of atomic commit that uses a coordinator to decide whether or not to commit or abort a transaction. The paper goes on to compare standard 2PC with two variations (1) presumed abort (PA) and (2) presumed commit (PC), which differ in how they handle failure conditions. [Read More]