Distributed DBSCAN Algorithm – Concept and Experimental Evaluation

  • Adam MerkEmail author
  • Piotr Cal
  • Michał Woźniak
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 578)


One of the most popular clustering algorithm is DBSCAN, which is known to be efficient and highly resistant to noise. In this paper we propose its distributed implementation. Distributed computing is a very fast growing way of solving problems in big datasets using a multinode cluster, rather than parallelization in one computer. Using its features in proper way, can lead to higher performance and, what is probably more important, higher scalability. In order to show added value of this way of designing and implementing algorithms we compare our results with GPU parallelization. On the basis of the obtained results We formulate the propositions how to improve our solution.


Distributed computing Clustering Unsupervised learning Big data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems and Computer NetworksWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland

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