Multi-tenancy and sub-tenancy architecture in software-as - A-service (SaaS)

Wei Tek Tsai, Peide Zhong

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Multi-tenancy architecture (MTA) is often used in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the central idea is that multiple tenant applications can be developed using components stored in the SaaS infrastructure. Recently, MTA has been extended where a tenant application can have its own sub-tenants as the tenant application acts like a SaaS infrastructure. In other words, MTA is extended to STA (Sub-Tenancy Architecture). In STA, each tenant application not only needs to develop its own functionalities, but also needs to prepare an infrastructure to allow its sub-tenants to develop customized applications. This paper formulates eight models for STA, and discusses their trade-offs including their formal notations and application scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 8th International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages128-139
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781479925049
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event8th IEEE International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 7 2014Apr 11 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 8th International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2014

Other

Other8th IEEE International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period4/7/144/11/14

Keywords

  • Multi-Tenancy Architecture
  • SaaS
  • Sub-Tenancy Architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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