Cache management for mobile databases: Design and evaluation

Boris Y. Chan, Antonio Si, Hong Va Leong

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Communication between mobile clients and database servers in a mobile computing environment is via wireless channels with low bandwidth and low reliability. A mobile client could cache its frequently accessed database items into its local storage in order to improve performance of database queries and availability of database items for query processing during disconnection. In this paper, we describe a mobile caching mechanism for a mobile environment utilizing point-to-point communication paradigm. In particular, we investigate issues on caching granularity, coherence strategy, and replacement policy of mobile caching. Via a detail simulation model, we compare our proposed caching mechanism with conventional ones and discover that our mobile caching mechanism outperforms conventional ones in most situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
PublisherIEEE Comp Soc
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 14th International Conference on Data Engineering - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 23 Feb 199827 Feb 1998


ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 14th International Conference on Data Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Engineering(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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