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2015 44th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (ICPPW) (2015)
Beijing, China
Sept. 1, 2015 to Sept. 4, 2015
ISSN: 1530-2016
ISBN: 978-1-4673-7589-4
pp: 90-97
Data volumes of GPS recorded locations and many other types of geospatial data are fast increasing. Processing large-scale spatial joins in Cloud for performance and scalability is becoming increasingly popular. In this study, we compare three leading Cloud-based spatial data management systems, namely Hadoop GIS, Spatial Hadoop and Spatial Spark, both conceptually through analysis of design choices and empirically through experiments using real world datasets. Using both a workstation serving as a single-node cluster and up to 10 nodes Amazon EC2 clusters, the results show that the combined factors, including Cloud platforms, data access models and the underlying geometry libraries, have significant impacts in their realized performance. While Spatial Hadoop generally wins on robustness, Spatial Spark is the clear winner of efficiency due to in-memory processing.
Distributed databases, Spatial databases, Sparks, Cloud computing, Spatial indexes, Geospatial analysis, Geometry

S. You, J. Zhang and L. Gruenwald, "Spatial Join Query Processing in Cloud: Analyzing Design Choices and Performance Comparisons," 2015 44th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (ICPPW), Beijing, China, 2015, pp. 90-97.
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