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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 11)
ISSN: 1089-7801
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.
Web cache, system performance, data replication

M. v. Steen, G. Alonso, S. Sivasubramanian and G. Pierre, "Analysis of Caching and Replication Strategies for Web Applications," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. , pp. 60-66, 2007.
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