HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

FRACS: A Hybrid Fragmentation-Based CDN for E-commerce Applications

Ikram Chabbouh 1 Mesaac Makpangou 1
1 Regal - Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Applications
LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt
Abstract : This paper introduces FRACS, a hybrid Content delivery network which accelerates the access to both relatively static applications and more dynamic applications. Currently, CDNs serve the dynamic content from the edge in two major ways: page assembly or edge computing. Page assembly assumes that the proportion of cacheable content is high, that the cached fragments are reusable and that they do not change very often, while edge computing generally assumes that the whole application is replicated on the edge, which is not always suitable. Additionally, current CDNs do not provide a means of scaling the database component of a Web application. FRACS combines both page assembly and edge computing in order to address the needs of various Web applications. FRACS automatically determines the replicable fragments of a Web application, then modifies the application's code to generate fragmented pages in ESI format and to enable the server to serve the fragments separately. Moreover, FRACS maintains the consistency of all the manipulated fragments. Using the TPC-W benchmark, FRACS achieves up to 60% savings in bandwidth and more than an 80% reduction in response time.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [18 references]  Display  Hide  Download

Contributor : Ikram Chabbouh Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 5:50:21 PM
Last modification on : Friday, January 21, 2022 - 3:21:27 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:31:07 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : inria-00134379, version 1


Ikram Chabbouh, Mesaac Makpangou. FRACS: A Hybrid Fragmentation-Based CDN for E-commerce Applications. USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Jun 2007, Santa Clara, California, United States. ⟨inria-00134379⟩



Record views


Files downloads