Efficient and Private Approximations of Distributed Databases Calculations [article]

Philip Derbeko, Shlomi Dolev, Ehud Gudes, Jeffrey D. Ullman
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In recent years, an increasing amount of data is collected in different and often, not cooperative, databases. The problem of privacy-preserving, distributed calculations over separated databases and, a relative to it, issue of private data release were intensively investigated. However, despite a considerable progress, computational complexity, due to an increasing size of data, remains a limiting factor in real-world deployments, especially in case of privacy-preserving computations. In this
more » ... aper, we present a general method for trade off between performance and accuracy of distributed calculations by performing data sampling. Sampling was a topic of extensive research that recently received a boost of interest. We provide a sampling method targeted at separate, non-collaborating, vertically partitioned datasets. The method is exemplified and tested on approximation of intersection set both without and with privacy-preserving mechanism. An analysis of the bound on error as a function of the sample size is discussed and heuristic algorithm is suggested to further improve the performance. The algorithms were implemented and experimental results confirm the validity of the approach.
arXiv:1605.06143v1 fatcat:4xg2gdghgzgaroiwnggbruyfqi