Issues and Evaluations of Caching Solutions for Web Application Acceleration.

Appeared in VLDB 2002 Conference.

Wen-Syan Li, Wang-Pin Hsiung, Dmitri V. Kalashnikov, Radu Sion, Oliver Po, Divyakant Agrawal, and Selcuk Candan.

NEC Research
(NEC CachePortal system won Best of CeBIT award in category Enterprise Platform Software, 5/2004.)


Response time is a key differentiation among electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications. For many e-commerce applications, Web pages are created dynamically based on the current state of a business stored in database systems. Recently, the topic of Web acceleration for database-driven Web applications has drawn a lot of attention in both the research community and commercial arena. In this paper, we analyze the factors that have impacts on the performance and scalability of Web applications. We discuss system architecture issues and describe approaches to deploying caching solutions for accelerating Web applications. We give the performance matrix measurement for network latency and various system architectures. The paper is summarized with a road map for creating high performance Web applications. works, caching appliances, Web servers, application servers, and databases.


Caching dynamic web content.

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BibTeX entry:

   author    = {Wen-Syan Li and Wang-Pin Hsiung and Dmitri V. Kalashnikov and Radu Sion and 
                Oliver Po and Divyakant Agrawal and Selcuk Candan},
   title     = {Issues and Evaluations of Caching Solutions for Web Application Acceleration},
   booktitle = {Proc. of Int'l Conf. on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB)},
   year      = {2002},
   month     = {August 20--23},
   address   = {Hong Kong, China}

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