Towards scalable architectures for clickstream data warehousing

Peter Alvaro, Dmitriy V. Ryaboy, Divyakant Agrawal

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Abstract

Click-stream data warehousing has emerged as a monumental information management and processing challenge for commercial enterprises. Traditional solutions based on commercial DBMS technology often suffer from poor scalability and large processing latencies. One of the main problems is that click-stream data is inherently collected in a distributed manner, but in general these distributed click-stream logs are collated and pushed upstream in a centralized database storage repository, creating storage bottlenecks. In this paper, we propose a design of an ad-hoc retrieval system suitable for click-stream data warehouses, in which the data remains distributed and database queries are rewritten to be executed against the distributed data. The query rewrite does not involve any centralized control and is therefore highly scalable. The elimination of centralized control is achieved by supporting a restricted subset of SQL, which is sufficient for most click-stream data analysis. Evaluations conducted using both synthetic and real data establish the viability of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabases in Networked Information Systems - 5th International Workshop, DNIS 2007, Proceedings
Pages154-177
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event5th International Workshop on Databases in Networked Information Systems, DNIS 2007 - Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
Duration: 17 Oct 200719 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4777 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Databases in Networked Information Systems, DNIS 2007
CountryJapan
CityAizu-Wakamatsu
Period17/10/0719/10/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Alvaro, P., Ryaboy, D. V., & Agrawal, D. (2007). Towards scalable architectures for clickstream data warehousing. In Databases in Networked Information Systems - 5th International Workshop, DNIS 2007, Proceedings (pp. 154-177). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4777 LNCS).