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Analysis of Caching and Replication Strategies for Web Applications
January/February 2007 (vol. 11 no. 1)
pp. 60-66
Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Vrije Universiteit
Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit
Maarten van Steen, Vrije Universiteit
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich
Developers often use replication and caching mechanisms to enhance Web application performance. The authors present a qualitative and quantitative analysis of state-of-the art replication and caching techniques used to host Web applications. Their analysis shows that selecting the best mechanism depends heavily on data workload and requires a careful review of the application's characteristics. They also propose a technique for Web practitioners to compare different mechanisms' performance on their own.
Index Terms:
Web cache, system performance, data replication
Citation:
Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Guillaume Pierre, Maarten van Steen, Gustavo Alonso, "Analysis of Caching and Replication Strategies for Web Applications," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 60-66, Jan.-Feb. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.3
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