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Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing [article]

Eric Jonas, Johann Schleier-Smith, Vikram Sreekanti, Chia-Che Tsai, Anurag Khandelwal, Qifan Pu, Vaishaal Shankar, Joao Carreira, Karl Krauth, Neeraja Yadwadkar, Joseph E. Gonzalez, Raluca Ada Popa, Ion Stoica, David A. Patterson
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless cloud computing handles virtually all the system administration operations needed to make it easier for programmers to use the cloud.  ...  applications that stretch the current limits of serverless, and then lists obstacles and research opportunities required for serverless computing to fulfill its full potential.  ...  Serverless SQLite: Databases Stateful workloads, such as databases, are particularly challenging for serverless computing.  ... 
arXiv:1902.03383v1 fatcat:5lly4vckcnhatp4g3ccdt3us6e

A Brief History of Cloud Application Architectures

Nane Kratzke
2018 Applied Sciences  
As a side effect, we learned a lot about commonalities and differences from plenty of different cloud applications which might be of value for cloud software engineers and architects.  ...  In particular, serverless architectures are more decentralized and distributed, and make more intentional use of separately provided services.  ...  Applied Sciences, Germany), Bob Duncan (University of Aberdeen, UK), Magnus Westerlund (Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland), and Josef Adersberger (QAWare GmbH, Munich, Germany) for  ... 
doi:10.3390/app8081368 fatcat:va33xyji2rgvdfd2tnpdg62odm

Cloud-Based Architectures for Auto-Scalable Web Geoportals towards the Cloudification of the GeoVITe Swiss Academic Geoportal

2017 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
This work introduces two generic and open cloud-based architectures for auto-scalable Web geoportals, illustrated with the use case of the cloudification efforts of the Swiss academic geoportal GeoVITe  ...  The presented cloud-based architectural designs for auto-scalable Web geoportals consider the most important functional and non-functional requirements and are adapted to both public and private clouds  ...  Panchaud, Angeliki Tsorlini, and the three anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi6070192 fatcat:x7tsgt6zlrhznnzfaaxtsw233u

rFaaS: Enabling High Performance Serverless with RDMA and Decentralization [article]

Marcin Copik, Konstantin Taranov, Alexandru Calotoiu, Torsten Hoefler
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Function-as-a-Service, a modern cloud programming paradigm for pay-as-you-go execution of stateless functions, brought the elasticity needed to take advantage of ephemeral resources.  ...  To make serverless computing viable for high-performance and latency-sensitive applications, we present rFaaS, the first RDMA-accelerated FaaS platform.  ...  We would also like to thank the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) for providing us with access to their supercomputing machines Daint and Ault.  ... 
arXiv:2106.13859v2 fatcat:z54qxj4yovb3rism3sflntwqqy

Serverless computing in omics data analysis and integration

Piotr Grzesik, Dariusz R Augustyn, Łukasz Wyciślik, Dariusz Mrozek
2021 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
The serverless computing paradigm simplifies these operations by automatically allocating and maintaining both servers and virtual machines, as required for analysis tasks.  ...  We then introduce the serverless computing paradigm and show its applicability for performing an integrative analysis of multiple omics data sources in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  laying foundations for functions deployment.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bib/bbab349 pmid:34505137 pmcid:PMC8499876 fatcat:lqlrhoycnbg3xdygxpfejn6xvu

Interim Report on Adaptive Event Dispatching in Serverless Computing Infrastructures [article]

Manuel Stein
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless computing is an emerging service model in distributed computing systems.  ...  This interim report investigates the economical importance of the emerging trend and asserts that existing serverless platforms still do not optimize for data locality, whereas a variety of scheduling  ...  The event-driven design paradigm [42] [34] has already been adopted to develop highly elastic components for self-managing applications [16] .  ... 
arXiv:1901.02680v1 fatcat:5mofzvliyfbwjlbczj7bvqgwmy

Efficiency in the Serverless Cloud Computing Paradigm: A Survey Study [article]

Chavit Denninnart, Mohsen Amini Salehi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless computing along with Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) are forming a new computing paradigm that is anticipated to found the next generation of cloud systems.  ...  , can remarkably improve the efficiency of serverless cloud systems -- both from the user's QoS and system's (energy consumption and incurred cost) perspectives.  ...  This research is supported by the National Science Foundation under award# CNS-2047144.  ... 
arXiv:2110.06508v1 fatcat:gp7dxqmmavfbhf7n5bssws2tje

Secure serverless computing using dynamic information flow control

Kalev Alpernas, Cormac Flanagan, Sadjad Fouladi, Leonid Ryzhyk, Mooly Sagiv, Thomas Schmitz, Keith Winstein
2018 Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages (PACMPL)  
We present an approach for securing serverless systems using a novel form of dynamic information flow control (IFC).  ...  We argue that serverless computing has fundamental implications for cloud security. In particular, it may enable practical IFC for the cloud.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Aurojit Panda, David Tennenhouse, and the anonymous referees for insightful comments that improved this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3276488 fatcat:2zvud5qh4facpigedbztpvslpy

Formal Foundations of Serverless Computing [article]

Abhinav Jangda, Donald Pinckney, Yuriy Brun, Arjun Guha
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In serverless computing, programmers write what are called serverless functions, and the cloud platform transparently manages the operating system, resource allocation, load-balancing, and fault tolerance  ...  Unfortunately, the serverless computing abstraction exposes several low-level operational details that make it hard for programmers to write and reason about their code.  ...  We thank Samuel Baxter, Breanna Devore-McDonald, and Joseph Spitzer for their work on the spl implementation.  ... 
arXiv:1902.05870v6 fatcat:g2ozv36rnvacraw4vywnxuz7c4

Polly: A Tool for Rapid Data Integration and Analysis in Support of Agricultural Research and Education

Waqar Muhammad, Flavio Esposito, Maitiniyazi Maimaitijiang, Vasit Sagan, Enrico Bonaiuti
2019 Internet of Things  
While in this paper we focus on analyzing dataset for smart farming, our tool usage fits to a more general audience.  ...  Users can use Polly to upload or connect to their structured data sources, load the required data into our system and perform various data processing tasks.  ...  Acknowledgment This work has been partially supported by the National Science Foundation Awards CNS-1647084, CNS-1836906, IIA-1355406 and IIA-1430427.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.iot.2019.100141 fatcat:sjir7xuuvveqxdtlisbrploi2q

Streaming vs. Functions: A Cost Perspective on Cloud Event Processing [article]

Tobias Pfandzelter and Sören Henning and Trever Schirmer and Wilhelm Hasselbring and David Bermbach
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In an extensive evaluation, we show how application type, cloud service provider, and runtime environment can influence the cost of application deployments and derive decision guidelines for cloud engineers  ...  Acknowledgements Partially funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) -415899119.  ...  Additionally, any costs for database reads and writes can be derived by tracking database access and calculating the resulting cost based on per-request cost of the database system used.  ... 
arXiv:2204.11509v1 fatcat:dafvucxyhvbfzfxoomm3jk2wpe

Secure Serverless Computing Using Dynamic Information Flow Control [article]

Kalev Alpernas , Sadjad Fouladi, Mooly Sagiv, Keith Winstein
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We present an approach for securing serverless systems using a novel form of dynamic information flow control (IFC).  ...  We describe our implementation of this approach on top of JavaScript for AWS Lambda and OpenWhisk serverless platforms, and present three realistic case studies showing that it can enforce important IFC  ...  CONCLUSION The advent of serverless computing provides the opportunity to rebuild our cloud computing infrastructure based on a rigorous foundation for information flow security.  ... 
arXiv:1802.08984v1 fatcat:gl7op7o3pvaahfmpxwcpiokv7q

SoK: Function-As-A-Service: From An Application Developer's Perspective

Ali Raza, Ibrahim Matta, Nabeel Akhtar, Vasiliki Kalavri, Vatche Isahagian
2021 Journal of Systems Research  
I am glad to see the publication of such a valuable contribution as the inaugurating article in the Serverless Area of Journal of Systems Research.  ...  The authors of this paper have done a great job providing clear categorization and insightful descriptions of various aspects of serverless systems as perceived by developers.  ...  Acknowledgement This work has been supported by National Science Foundation Award CNS-1908677.  ... 
doi:10.5070/sr31154815 fatcat:x7f7kttr4bchphoboistnxub44

Serverless Workflows with Durable Functions and Netherite [article]

Sebastian Burckhardt, Chris Gillum, David Justo, Konstantinos Kallas, Connor McMahon, Christopher S. Meiklejohn
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless is an increasingly popular choice for service architects because it can provide elasticity and load-based billing with minimal developer effort.  ...  Furthermore, executing workflows reliably in an elastic serverless environment poses significant performance challenges.  ...  Database Snapshot Obfuscation. This workflow is taken from a real application used for database snapshot obfuscation 4 .  ... 
arXiv:2103.00033v1 fatcat:m4ixscipebfkvcfyvs5ylz47qa

Scalability Analysis of Blockchain on a Serverless Cloud

Alex Kaplunovich, Karuna P. Joshi, Yelena Yesha
2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)  
We have automated many of the configuration steps of installing Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain on AWS infrastructure and have benchmarked the scalability of that system.  ...  Using an automated Serverless approach, we have loaded this dataset, by chunks, into different AWS instances, triggering the load by SQS messaging.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research was partially supported by a DoD supplement to the NSF award #1439663: NSF I/UCRC Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR).  ... 
doi:10.1109/bigdata47090.2019.9005529 dblp:conf/bigdataconf/KaplunovichJY19 fatcat:r3uixhgayjarxde77b3vgoxgvu
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