Reliable Distributed Systems, IEEE Symposium on (2007)
Oct. 10, 2007 to Oct. 12, 2007
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SRDS.2007.10
Yi Lin , McGill University, School of Computer Science, Canada
Bettina Kemme , McGill University, School of Computer Science, Canada
Marta Patino-Martinez , Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Ricardo Jimenez-Peris , Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
As the use of the Internet continues to grow explosively, edge computing has emerged as an important technique for delivering Web content over the Internet. Edge computing moves data and computation closer to end-users for fast local access and better load distribution. Current approaches use caching, which does not work well with highly dynamic data. In this paper, we propose a different approach to enhance edge computing. Our approach lies in a wide area data replication protocol that enables the delivery of dynamic content with full consistency guarantees and with all the benefits of edge computing, such as low latency and high scalability. What is more, the proposed solution is fully transparent to the applications that are brought to the edge. Our extensive evaluations in a real wide area network using TPC-W show promising results.
M. Patino-Martinez, R. Jimenez-Peris, B. Kemme and Y. Lin, "Enhancing Edge Computing with Database Replication," Reliable Distributed Systems, IEEE Symposium on(SRDS), Beijing, China, 2007, pp. 45-54.