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2012 IEEE 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (2012)
Fukuoka-shi, Japan
Mar. 26, 2012 to Mar. 29, 2012
ISSN: 1550-445X
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4651-3
pp: 605-612
Cloud computing based Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) has become popular. Several data assets have been released in DaaSes across different cloud platforms. Nevertheless, there are no well-defined ways to describe DaaSes and their associated data assets. On the one hand, existing DaaS providers simply use HTML documents to describe their service. This simple way of service description requires user to manually perform service lookup by reading the HTML documents to understand DaaSes as well as their provided data assets. On the other hand, existing service description techniques are not suitable for describing DaaSes because they consider only service information. The lack of well-structured/linked model to describe DaaSes hinders the automatic service lookup for DaaSes and the integration of DaaSes into data composition and analytic tools. In this paper, we propose DEMODS, a Description Model for DaaS, which introduces a general linked model to cover all basic information of a DaaS. Besides the basic DaaS description model, we also introduce an extended model that integrates existing work in describing quality of data, data and service contract, data dependency, and Quality of Service (QoS). We present a mechanism to incorporate DEMODS into both new and existing DaaSes. Finally, a prototype of DEMODS has been developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed model.
Cloud computing, Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), data marketplace, service and data description, discovery

S. Dustdar, Q. H. Vu, T. Pham, R. Asal and H. Truong, "DEMODS: A Description Model for Data-as-a-Service," 2012 IEEE 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications(AINA), Fukuoka-shi, Japan, 2012, pp. 605-612.
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