Internet-Scale Data Distribution: Some Research Problems
The increasing growths of the Internet, the Web and mobile environments have had a push-pull effect. On the one hand, these developments have increased the variety and scale of distributed applications. The data management requirements of these applications are considerably different from those applications for which most of the existing distributed data management technology was developed. On the other hand, they represent significant changes in the underlying technologies on which these systems are built. There has been considerable attention to this issue in the last decade and there are important progress on a number of fronts. However, there are remaining issues that require attention. In this talk, I will review some of the developments, some areas in which there has been progress, and highlight some of the issues that still require attention.