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On Transactional Concurrency Control, Hardback Book

On Transactional Concurrency Control Hardback

Part of the Synthesis Lectures on Data Management series


This book contains a number of chapters on transactional database concurrency control.A two-sentence summary of the volume's entire sequence of chapters is this: traditional locking techniques can be improved in multiple dimensions, notably in lock scopes (sizes), lock modes (increment, decrement, and more), lock durations (late acquisition, early release), and lock acquisition sequence (to avoid deadlocks).

Even if some of these improvements can be transferred to optimistic concurrency control, notably a fine granularity of concurrency control with serializable transaction isolation including phantom protection, pessimistic concurrency control is categorically superior to optimistic concurrency control, i.e., independent of application, workload, deployment, hardware, and software implementation.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Computing: general
  • ISBN: 9781681735504

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