The Need of a Hybrid Storage Approach for IoT in PaaS Cloud Federation

TitleThe Need of a Hybrid Storage Approach for IoT in PaaS Cloud Federation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2014
AuthorsFazio, M.., A.. Celesti, M.. Villari, and A.. Puliafito
Conference NameProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops
Date PublishedMay
Conference LocationWashington, DC
KeywordsBig Data, cloud computing, federation, IoT, monitoring, PaaS, sensor network

Monitoring activities over many different types of sensors are very challenging to support advanced services for Internet of Things (IoT) and its future. However, one of the major issues is the explosion of the amount of heterogeneous information that has to be stored and processed, thus causing the well known Big Data problem. Some Cloud strategies have been investigated to offer IoT-oriented services, but they do not specifically address solutions for Big Data management. In this paper, we present a two-layer architecture based on a hybrid storage system able to support a Platform as a Service (PaaS) federated Cloud scenario. The proposed architecture combines the benefits of both storage approaches. In particular, it allows us on one hand to extend SQL-like legacy systems, and on the other hand to manage Big Data through an XML-like, non-SQL distributed storage system according to a Cloud federation approach.