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1 Database Scalability, Elasticity, and Autonomy in the Cloud Agrawal et al. Oct 24, 2011

2 Framing Survey paper Identifies necessary qualities of cloud storage – Scalability – Sensible consistency / programming model – Scale-down and migration – Autonomic management Pointers to different work in the space

3 Scalability Add more resources, get more performance – Handle more requests per second – Store more data Achievable with scale-up or scale-out – Scale-out is the only paradigm for the cloud App’s parallelism is limited by Amdahl’s Law

4 Finding the right design point What’s the right consistency / programming model? Pure key-value stores are too weak – Only have transactions on single records Traditional RDBMs are too strong – Can’t just run MySQL at scale Instead, provide strong consistency within a portion of the data – Megastore – Vertica, Aster, Teradata, Greenplum, …

5 Data Fusion vs. Data Fission Consistency WeakStrong DynamoMySQLBigTable, PNUTS FusionFission Megastore, G-Store Azure, ElasTraS, Rel Cloud

6 Data Fusion Start with a key-value store Partition records into groups Provide multi-record updates within a group Cross-group operations handled separately Assumes that cross-group ops are rare

7 Data Fission Start with a relational database Partition tables into shards Provide ACID within each shard Cross-shard ops are expensive Assumes that cross-shard ops are rare

8 What’s the difference? Is Fusion vs. Fission a worthwhile distinction? Seems like they both arrive at the same place Megastore “Fusion” vs. ElasTras “Fission” – Shard tables based on a table’s primary key – Shard is co-located on the same machine – ACID transactions within a shard – Primary and secondary indexes – All Megastore is missing is an SQL interface!

9 The difference Different targeted users – Fusion is for people who own datacenters – Fission is for people who want SQL in the cloud Different exposed API – Fusion is more explicit about performance – Fission tries to hide partitioning from user Anything else?

10 Elasticity Dynamically scaling up and down on-demand Important with pay-as-you-go cloud pricing Consolidate to reduce costs Expand to increase performance Need to move state and processing duties around within the system

11 Live migration of databases Shared-disk – “Global disk” shared by all DB nodes – Just need to copy in-memory state – Iterative copy: sync up cached pages + transaction state to minimize the availability hit Shared-nothing – Each DB node is its own separate DB instance – Need to copy both local disk state and memory – Push/pull: gradually shift new requests to the new node, sync state in the background

12 Database Autonomy Need management to be more automatic Elasticity and load balancing based on usage and ML predictions Performance modeling – Migration costs (availability, performance, $$$) – Resource isolation (consolidated services) – SLAs

13 Questions?

14 Tree schema Primary table’s primary key used for sharding Secondary tables are sharded into row groups – Row groups are co-located and transactional Global tables are write-rarely, and replicated on all nodes

15 Tree schema

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