QoS-Oriented Grid-Enabled Data Warehouses

QoS-Oriented Grid-Enabled Data Warehouses

Rogério Luís de Carvalho Costa (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and Pedro Furtado (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-852-0.ch401


Globally accessible data warehouses are useful in many commercial and scientific organizations. For instance, research centers can be put together through a grid infrastructure in order to form a large virtual organization with a huge virtual data warehouse, which should be transparently and efficiently queried by grid participants. As it is frequent in the grid environment, in the Grid-based Data Warehouse one can both have resource constraints and establish Service Level Objectives (SLOs), providing some Quality of Service (QoS) differentiation for each group of users, participant organizations or requested operations. In this work, we discuss query scheduling and data placement in the grid-based data warehouse, proposing the use of QoS-aware strategies. There are some works on parallel and distributed data warehouses, but most do not concern the grid environment and those which do so, use best-effort oriented strategies. Our experimental results show the importance and effectiveness of proposed strategies.

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