Tag Archives: SaaS resources

24/10/2017 – Talk by Amit Mandal

Title: A Novel Meta-Information Management System for SaaS
Time: 12:15
Location: Meeting room, Ed. Zeta
Type: Research Result
Speaker: Amit Mandal
Abstract: Efficient hosting and provisioning of cloud based software services are complex engineering task with the increasing and heterogeneous SaaS resources. In this context, SaaS resource includes services, business processes, data sources, etc. This demands an efficient categorization and cataloguing mechanism. It can be achieved by exploring and managing the meta-information of various SaaS resources. However, meta-information management system of SaaS should ensure: (i) collection of relevant meta-information about the interrelated services, business processes, and data sources; (ii) easy accessibility and (iii) incremental update. Further, it should capable of tracing the correspondence among different SaaS resources across the cloud. To address these issues we proposed a flexible and scalable meta-information management system for SaaS. It comprises of meta-information crawler, indexer, uploader, and storage system. The crawler collects meta-information from various repositories. On next, the crawled meta-information is uploaded to the Hadoop system using a multidimensional indexing system. Further, to ensure efficient management, easy update, faster storing and retrieval of meta-information a series of experiments have been carried out. The experimental results show that the proposed mechanism can efficiently scale and it can effectively categorise and catalogue different SaaS resources.