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GORDA - Open Replication of Databases



Pedone F.


Narvaéz V.



Database management systems are at the core of information systems supporting a wide range of economic, social, and public administration activities. The current thrust for an information society translates at a technological level in additional demand for database management systems (DBMSs). Specifically, trusting technology in an information society calls for high availability and prompt disaster recovery. This makes database replication a key technology for the long-term competitiveness of todays businesses. Replication is however challenged by the integration of legacy systems, the performance in wide-area and large systems and by the cost of database management systems supporting replication, especially, when many businesses are using cost-effective open-source databases. The GORDA project aims at (i) promoting the interoperability of DBMSs and replication protocols by defining generic architecture and interfaces that can be standardized; (ii) providing general purpose and widely-applicable database replication protocols based on group communication for large-scale database systems; and (iii) providing uniform techniques and tools for managing secure and heterogeneous replicated database systems. The project is a consortium between European partners including the University of Lugano (USI), the Universidade do Minho, Portugal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, Institute National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France, Emic Networks, Finland, and MySQL, Sweden.

Partners: in collaboration with other 4 European partners

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Start date
End date
24 Months
Funding sources
European Commission
European and International Programmes / Framework Programme 6