April 26, 2013
Storage and Performance Optimization of Long Tail Key Access in a Social Network
International Workshop on Cloud Data and Platforms (Cloud DP)
In a social network, it is natural to have hot objects such as a celebrity’s Facebook page. Duplicating hot object data in each cluster provides quick cache access and avoids stressing a single server’s network or CPU resources. But duplicating cold data in each cache cluster consumes significant RAM. A more storage efficient way is to separate hot data from cold data and duplicate only hot data in each cache cluster within a data center. The cold data, or the long tail data, which is accessed much less frequently, has only one copy at a regional cache cluster.
By: John Liang, Yang 'James' Luo, Mark Drayton, Rajesh Nishtala, Richard Liu, Nick Hammer, Jason Taylor, Bill Jia