Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Hou, Wen-Chi


In today's database management systems (DBMS), concurrency control is one of the main issues that draw a lot of attention. Concurrency control protocols prevent changes to the database made by one user to interfere with those made by another user. During last couple of decades, many new concurrency control mechanisms were introduced into the study of database management systems. Researchers have designed new concurrency control algorithms and examined their performances in comparison with well known concurrency control mechanisms, which are widely used in today's database management systems. The results reported to date, rather than being definitive, have tended to be quite contradictory [1]. The main cause of such findings is use of different assumptions and implications when defining a simulation model for database management systems. Different coding schemes and logical programmatic flows play another important role in obtaining questionable results. In this paper, rather than proposing yet another concurrency control algorithm, I will implement a standardized simulation model within windows application that can then be used by any researcher to test performance of his concurrency control protocol. I will implement Optimistic Concurrency control protocol to validate functionality of my application and compare it with two phase locking protocol.




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