21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

Comparison of the Frontier Distributed Database Caching System with NoSQL Databases

21 May 2012, 17:25
25m
Room 802 (Kimmel Center)

Room 802

Kimmel Center

Parallel Software Engineering, Data Stores and Databases (track 5) Software Engineering, Data Stores and Databases

Speaker

Dave Dykstra (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))

Description

Non-relational "NoSQL" databases such as Cassandra and CouchDB are best known for their ability to scale to large numbers of clients spread over a wide area. The Frontier distributed database caching system, used in production by the Large Hadron Collider CMS and ATLAS detector projects, is based on traditional SQL databases but also has the same high scalability and wide-area distributability for an important subset of applications. This paper compares the architectures, behavior, performance, and maintainability of the two different approaches and identifies the criteria for choosing which approach to prefer over the other.

Primary author

Dave Dykstra (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))

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