A measurement framework for the parameterization of performance models of soa-based systems

TitleA measurement framework for the parameterization of performance models of soa-based systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBocciarelli, P., and Andrea D'Ambrogio
Conference NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2008
ISBN Number9780889867154
KeywordsComposite web services, Computing paradigms, Distributed applications, Global marketplaces, Information services, Internetworked, LQN, Model-driven approaches, Parameters, Performance, Performance analysis, Performance characteristics, Performance datum, Performance models, Performance parameters, Service oriented architecture (SOA), Service providers, Service-oriented architectures, SOA, Soa-based systems, Software engineering, Spontaneous emission, Web services
AbstractDistributed applications are rapidly converging towards the adoption of a computing paradigm based on service-oriented architectures, according to which an application can be seen as a composite web service that is built by assembling a set of existing services, executed on internetworked server hosts. In such a context, service providers are strategically interested both to describe the performance characteristics of offered services, to better qualify their offer and gain a significant advantage in the global marketplace; and to predict the level of performance that can be offered to service consumers. To this purpose, the paper introduces a framework for the management of performance parameters, defining the architecture that enables service providers to measure and make available performance information about the offered services. On the other hand the proposed approach allows the service consumers to automatically retrieve the performance data and then use such data to apply model-driven approaches for the performance analysis of composite web services.