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Varying Resource Consumption to Achieve Scalable Web Services

Bradford, Lindsay W., Milliner, Stephen W., & Dumas, Marlon (2003) Varying Resource Consumption to Achieve Scalable Web Services. In 4th VLDB Workshop on Technologies for E-Services (VLDB-TES), 8 September 2003, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

Web service deployment is hampered by the possibility of sudden variations in request volumes. Mechanisms exist to enhance scalability in times of heavy load when the delivered content is static. However, web services typically involve dynamic content, delivered through application servers which may have little to no support for adapting to varying loads in order to ensure timely delivery. In this paper we discuss why scaling dynamic content delivery under load is difficult, we present a technique for controlled service degradation to achieve this scalability, and we present experimental results evaluating its benefits.

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ID Code: 1777
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Web scalability, dynamic Web content, content degradation
DOI: 10.1007/b13474
ISBN: 9783540200529
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:57

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