POEMS: Peer-based overload management

Wee Siong Ng, Panos Kalnis, Kian Lee Tan, Markus Kirchberg

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The Internet has become increasingly important to many emerging application such as Blog, Wikis, podcasts, and others Web-based communities and social-networking services, i.e. Web 2.0. Behind the scenes, added functionalities depend on the ability of users to work with the data stored on servers, i.e. DBMSs. However, the unpredictability and fluctuations of requests could result in overload, which can substantially degrade the quality of service. It is a challenging task to provide quality of service with inexpensive and scalable infrastructure. In this paper, we look at a new architectural design dimension, POEMS, that is online transformable between a single-node server and peer-based service network architectures. POEMS operates as a conventional DBMS under normal load conditions and transforms to peer-to-peer operation mode for processing under heavy load. In contrast to traditional distributed DBMSs, all nodes contribute their spare capacities for data manipulation. This is achieved without the need to install any DBMS at any of the contributing nodes. Data are partitioned online and operators are distributed to nodes similarly. The effectiveness of query processing is achieved by node cooperation. POEMS allows processes or operators to be dismissed online, so a user can fully utilise his/her resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWeb Information Systems Engineering - WISE 2008 - 9th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2008 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Sep 1 2008Sep 3 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5175 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other9th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2008
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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