Saving cash by using less cache

Timothy Zhu, Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Michael A. Kozuch

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Abstract

Everyone loves a large caching tier in their multitier cloud-based web service because it both alleviates database load and provides lower request latencies. Even when load drops severely, administrators are reluctant to scale down their caching tier. This paper makes the case that (i) scaling down the caching tier is viable with respect to performance, and (ii) the savings are potentially huge; e.g., a 4x drop in load can result in 90% savings in the caching tier size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2012
Event4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, HotCloud 2012 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2012Jun 13 2012

Conference

Conference4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, HotCloud 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/12/126/13/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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