Consistency Benchmarking: Evaluating the Consistency Behavior of Middleware Services in the Cloud
Published: 2010 Dezember
Herausgeber: Paul P. Maglio, Mathias Weske, Jian Yang, Marcelo Fantinato
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC)
Reihe: Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences
Erscheinungsort: Berlin Heidelberg
Organisation: 8th International Conference, ICSOC
Cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services offer a set of next-generation storage and messaging middleware services that can be utilized on-demand over the Internet. Outsourcing software into the cloud, however, confronts application developers with the challenge of understanding the behavior of distributed systems, which are out of their control. This work proposes an approach to benchmark the consistency behavior of services by example of Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), a hosted, Web-scale, distributed message queue that is exposed as a Web service. The data of our consistency benchmarking tests are evaluated with the metric harvest as described by Fox and Brewer (1999). Our tests with SQS indicate that the client-service interaction intensity has an influence on harvest.