Swaminathan Sivasubramanian

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Reliability at massive scale is one of the biggest challenges we face at Amazon.com, one of the largest e-commerce operations in the world; even the slightest outage has significant financial consequences and impacts customer trust. The Amazon.com platform, which provides services for many web sites worldwide, is implemented on top of an infrastructure of(More)
Replication is a well-known technique to improve the accessibility of Web sites. It generally offers reduced client latencies and increases a site's availability. However, applying replication techniques is not trivial, and various Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) have been created to facilitate replication for digital content providers. The success of(More)
We present GlobeDB, a system for hosting Web applications that performs autonomic replication of application data. GlobeDB offers data-intensive Web applications the benefits of low access latencies and reduced update traffic. The major distinction in our system compared to existing edge computing infrastructures is that the process of distribution and(More)
In this paper, we present GlobeCBC, a content-blind query caching middleware for hosting Web applications in an edge computing infrastructure. Unlike existing data caching middleware systems, GlobeCBC stores the query results independently and does not merge different query results. We study the potential performance of this approach using extensive(More)
Developers often use replication and caching mechanisms to enhance Web application performance. The authors present a qualitative and quantitative analysis of state-of-the art replication and caching techniques used to host Web applications. Their analysis shows that selecting the best mechanism depends heavily on data workload and requires a careful review(More)
Generic database replication algorithms do not scale linearly in throughput as all update, deletion and insertion (UDI) queries must be applied to every database replica. The throughput is therefore limited to the point where the number of UDI queries alone is sufficient to overload one server. In such scenarios, partial replication of a database can help,(More)
XACML is the OASIS standard language specifically aimed at the specification of authorization policies. While XACML fits well with the security requirements of a single enterprise (even if large and composed by multiple departments), it does not address the requirements of virtual enterprises in which several autonomous subjects collaborate by sharing their(More)
Reliability and scalability of an application is dependent on how its application state is managed. To run applications at massive scale requires one to operate datastores that can scale to operate seamlessly across thousands of servers and can deal with various failure modes such as server failures, datacenter failures and network partitions. The goal of(More)
In this paper, we present P-Hera, a peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructure for scalable and secure content hosting. P-Hera allows the users and content owners to dynamically establish trust using fine-grained access control. In P-Hera, resource owners can specify fine-grained restrictions on who can access their resources and which user can access which part of(More)
This paper describes Harmony, a practical grid infrastructure built using personal computer resources. Harmony addresses the key concerns of end users for responsiveness, privacy and protection by isolating the grid computation in a virtual machine on the PC and by implementing a layered resource management architecture to divert workload to unutilized(More)