WACCO and LOKO: Strong Consistency at Global Scale
Motivated by a vision for future global-scale services supporting frequent updates and widespread concurrent reads, we propose a scalable object-sharing system called WACCO offering strong consistency semantics. WACCO propagates read responses on a tree-based topology to satisfy broad demand and migrates objects dynamically to place them close to that demand. To demonstrate WACCO, we use it to develop a service called LOKO that could roughly encompass the current duties of the DNS and simultaneously support fine-grained status updates (e.g., Currently preferred routes) in a future Internet. We evaluate LOKO, including the performance impact of updates, migration, and fault tolerance, using a trace of DNS queries served by Akamai.