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ThinkMind // ICIW 2011, The Sixth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services // View article iciw_2011_3_40_20206

Performance Evaluation of Dynamic Web Service Selection

Miroslav Zivkovic
Hans van den Berg
Hendrik Meeuwissen
Bart Gijsen

Keywords: Service Oriented Architecture, Join the Shortest Queue, Processor Sharing, Response Time, Background Traffic, Stale Information

In this paper, we explore the performance potential of dynamic (runtime) web service selection within the scope of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The web service selection is executed by a service orchestrator (request dispatcher) which is responsible to deliver composite web services at desired quality levels for the orchestrator's clients. We investigate service response times for the case where SOA state-of-the-art static web service composition is used and for the case where dynamic web service selection is applied. Modelling request scheduling at individual web services as Processor Sharing queueing systems, simulation results are presented for different runtime selection strategies in scenarios ranging from the ``ideal'' situation (up-to-date state information, no background traffic) to more realistic scenarios in which state information is stale and/or background traffic is present. In particular, we show the effectiveness of a selection strategy based upon the ``synthesis'' of Join the Shortest Queue and Round Robin strategies. For some specific scenarios we derive and validate insightful approximate formulae for the resulting response times. Our investigations quantify the performance gains that can be achieved by dynamic service selection compared to static (a-priori) service selection currently used.

Pages: 79 to 88

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2011

Publication date: March 20, 2011

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-3972

ISBN: 978-1-61208-124-3

Location: St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles

Dates: from March 20, 2011 to March 25, 2011

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