Engineering and hosting adaptive freshness-sensitive web applications on data centers

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

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Abstract

Wide-area database replication technologies and the availability of content delivery networks allow Web applications to be hosted and served from powerful data centers. This form of application support requires a complete Web application suite to be distributed along with the database replicas. A major advantage of this approach is that dynamic content is served from locations closer to users, leading into reduced network latency and fast response times. However, this is achieved at the expense of overheads due to (a) invalidation of cached dynamic content in the edge caches and (b) synchronization of database replicas in the data center. These have adverse effects on the freshness of delivered content. In this paper, we propose a freshness-driven adaptive dynamic content caching, which monitors the system status and adjusts caching policies to provide content freshness guarantees. The proposed technique has been intensively evaluated to validate its effectiveness. The experimental results show that the freshness-driven adaptive dynamic content caching technique consistently provides good content freshness. Furthermore, even a Web site that enables dynamic content caching can further benefit from our solution, which improves content freshness up to 7 times, especially under heavy user request traffic and long network latency conditions. Our approach also provides better scalability and significantly reduced response times up to 70% in the experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2003
Pages587-598
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2003 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 20 2003May 24 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2003

Other

Other12th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2003
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/20/035/24/03

Keywords

  • database-driven web applications
  • dynamic content
  • freshness, response time
  • net-work latency
  • web acceleration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Li, W. S., Po, O., Hsiung, W. P., Candan, K. S., & Agrawal, D. (2003). Engineering and hosting adaptive freshness-sensitive web applications on data centers. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2003 (pp. 587-598). (Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2003). https://doi.org/10.1145/775152.775235