Awards in the categories best Doctoral Symposium paper, best poster, and best presentation were at stake. The three best paper nominations were:
from B. Gerofi, A. Shimada, A. Hori and Y. Ishikawa
from A. Iordache, C. Morin, N. Parlavantzas, E. Feller and P. Riteau
from D. Tsoumakos, I. Konstantinou, C. Boumpouka, S. Sioutas and N. Koziris
The ATHENA team was thrilled to win the best paper award, which ranked its work the best of 57 accepted submissions and 257 proposed submissions.
The work presents a complete system for elastic resource management within NoSQL clusters that operate over Cloud environments. NoSQL is an agile database form able to cope with unstructured, unpredictable data. The team modelled elastic actions in real-time as a Markov Decision Process (MDP – a mathematic framework for modelling decisions). The approach can be used to resize any NoSQL cluster in real time and optimise performance without human involvement. The system, named TIRAMOLA, is an open-source project (http://tiramola.googlecode.com ).
The notion of automated, elastic resource allocation, as well as the TIRAMOLA system architecture, are central to the FP7 CELAR project, which seeks to extend elasticity modelling and automated control from NoSQL clusters to any cloud-based application.
(Article from net-cloud future magazine (2013) - for complete magazine cllck here )