Adaptive Load Shedding for Windowed Stream Joins

We present an adaptive load shedding approach for windowed stream joins. In contrast to the conventional approach of dropping tuples from the input streams, we explore the concept of selective processing for load shedding. We allow stream tuples to be stored in the windows and shed excessive CPU load by performing the join operations, not on the entire set of tuples within the windows, but on a dynamically changing subset of tuples that are learned to be highly beneficial. We support such dynamic selective processing through three forms of runtime adaptations: adaptation to input stream rates, adaptation to time correlation between the streams and adaptation to join directions. Indexes are used to further speed up the execution of stream joins. Experiments are conducted to evaluate our adaptive load shedding in terms of output rate. The results show that our selective processing napproach to load shedding is very effective and significantly outperforms the approach that drops tuples from the input streams.

By: Bugra Gedik; Kun-Lung Wu; Philip S. Yu; Ling Liu

Published in: RC23684 in 2005


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