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Paxos Quorum Leases: Fast Reads Without Sacrificing Writes
Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC’14), November 2014. Best Paper Award.
Iulian Moraru, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky*
Carnegie Mellon University
* Intel Labs
This paper describes quorum leases, a new technique that allows Paxos-based systems to perform reads with high throughput and low latency. Quorum leases do not sacrifice consistency and have only a small impact on system availability and write latency. Quorum leases allow a majority of replicas to perform strongly consistent local reads, which substantially reduces read latency at those replicas (e.g., by two orders of magnitude in wide-area scenarios). Previous techniques for performing local reads in Paxos systems either (a) sacrifice consistency; (b) allow only one replica to read locally; or (c) decrease the availability of the system and increase the latency of all updates by requiring all replicas to be notified synchronously. We describe the design of quorum leases and evaluate their benefits compared to previous approaches through an implementation running in five geo-distributed Amazon EC2 datacenters.
FULL PAPER: pdf