Scalable Content-based Publish/Subscribe

Shuping Yi, Chunyang Ye, Jun Wei, and Hans-Arno Jacobsen.

Middleware Systems Research Group, University of Toronto, August 2011.
Working Technical Report.

Abstract

Despite suffering from inefficiency and flexibility limitations, the filter-based routing (FBR) algorithm is widely used in content-based publish/subscribe (pub/sub) systems. To address these limitations, we propose a dynamic destination-based routing algorithm called DDBR, which decomposes pub/sub into two independent parts: Content-based matching and destination-based multicasting. DDBR exhibits low event matching cost and high efficiency, flexibility, and robustness for event routing for overlays with up to hundreds of brokers. We further extend DDBR to a novel routing algorithm called MERC for overlays with larger number of brokers. MERC divides the overlay into interconnected clusters and applies FBR and DDBR to route events inter- and intra-cluster, respectively. We implemented all algorithms in the PADRES pub/sub system. Experimental results show that our algorithms outperform FBR in terms of improving event dissemination throughput by up to 700% and reducing the end-to-end latency by up to 55%.

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Tags: overlays, padres, pub/sub, publish/subscribe

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