Towards a Model-Driven Framework for Data and Application Portability in PaaS Clouds

  • Kiranbir KaurEmail author
  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Karanjeet Singh Kahlon
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1045)


Cloud computing paradigm has gained momentum during last decade owing to the numerous benefits (Cost, Scalability, etc.) it offers. Several developers and organizations have steadily got interested in PaaS (Platform as a Service) clouds since it allows deploying applications without any requirement for a consecrate infrastructure, installations of dependencies or server configurations. However, there still exist some issues that need to be resolved to make Cloud computing and PaaS widely adopted. Portability of applications along with the portability of databases (DBs) among heterogeneous cloud platforms is one of the issues. To address this, a middleware platform has been proposed in this paper in which the application layer and the DB layer of that application shave been decoupled from each other. Both the layers can be ported from one platform (PaaS) to another PaaS independent of each other. Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) approach has been leveraged to make the middleware flexible, further making application layer and DB layer portable, productive and reusable. MDE has been proved to be a better alternative to standardization in the literature.


Cloud computing Application portability PaaS clouds Model-driven engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiranbir Kaur
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sandeep Sharma
    • 1
  • Karanjeet Singh Kahlon
    • 1
  1. 1.Guru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsarIndia

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