Analysis of Caching and Replication Strategies for Web Applications

Authors: Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Guillaume Pierre, Maarten van Steen and Gustavo Alonso.
Source: IEEE Internet Computing 11(1), pp. 60-66, January-February 2007. Also appeared in IEEE DSOnline 8(1), January 2007.


Replication and caching mechanisms are often employed to enhance the performance of Web applications. In this article, we present a qualitative and quantitative analysis of state-of-the-art replication and caching techniques used to host Web applications. Our analysis shows that the selection of best mechanism is heavily dependent on the data workload and requires careful analysis of the application characteristics. To this end, we propose a technique that may enable future Web practitioners to compare the performance of different caching/replication mechanisms.


Bibtex Entry

  author =  {Swaminathan Sivasubramanian and Guillaume Pierre and 
             Maarten van Steen and Gustavo Alonso},
  title =   {Analysis of Caching and Replication Strategies for 
             Web Applications},
  journal = {IEEE Internet Computing},
  month =   {January-February},
  volume =  {11},
  number =  {1},
  pages =   {60--66},
  year =    {2007},
  annote =  {\url{}}