Challenges and practices in deploying Web acceleration solutions for distributed enterprise systems

Wen Syan Li, Wang Pin Hsiung, Oliver Po, Koji Hino, K. Selçuk Candan, Divyakant Agrawal

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Abstract

For most Web-based applications, contents are created dynamically based on the current state of a business, such as product prices and inventory, stored in database systems. These applications demand personalized content and track user behavior while maintaining application integrity. Many of such practices are not compatible with Web acceleration solutions. Consequently, although many web acceleration solutions have shown promising performance improvement and scalability, architecting and engineering distributed enterprise Web applications to utilize available content delivery networks remain a challenge. In this paper, we examine the challenge to accelerate J2EE-based enterprise web applications. We list obstacles and recommend some practices to transform typical database-driven J2EE applications to cache friendly Web applications where Web acceleration solutions can be applied. Furthermore, such transformation should be done without modification to the underlying application business logic and without sacrificing functions that are essential to e-commerce. We take the J2EE reference software, the Java PetStore, as a case study. By using the proposed guideline, we are able to cache more than 90% of the content in the PetStore and scale up the Web site more than 20 times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
Pages297-308
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: May 17 2004May 22 2004

Publication series

NameThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004

Other

OtherThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period5/17/045/22/04

Keywords

  • Application server
  • Dynamic content
  • Edge server
  • Fragment
  • J2EE
  • Reliability
  • Scalability
  • Web acceleration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Li, W. S., Hsiung, W. P., Po, O., Hino, K., Candan, K. S., & Agrawal, D. (2004). Challenges and practices in deploying Web acceleration solutions for distributed enterprise systems. In Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004 (pp. 297-308). (Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004).