Profit Maximization and Time Minimization Admission Control and Resource Scheduling for Cloud-Based Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service Platforms

  • Yali ZhaoEmail author
  • Rodrigo N. Calheiros
  • Athanasios V. Vasilakos
  • James Bailey
  • Richard O. Sinnott
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11512)


Big data analytics typically requires large amounts of resources to process ever-increasing data volumes. This can be time consuming and result in considerable expenses. Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platforms provide a way to tackle expensive resource costs and lengthy data processing times by leveraging automatic resource management with a pay-per-use service delivery model. This paper explores optimization of resource management algorithms for AaaS platforms to automatically and elastically provision cloud resources to execute queries with Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees. We present admission control and cloud resource scheduling algorithms that serve multiple objectives including profit maximization for AaaS platform providers and query time minimization for users. Moreover, to enable queries that require timely responses and/or have constrained budgets, we apply data sampling-based admission control and resource scheduling where accuracy can be traded-off for reduced costs and quicker responses when necessary. We conduct extensive experimental evaluations for the algorithm performances compared to state-of-the-art algorithms. Experiment results show that our proposed algorithms perform significantly better in increasing query admission rates, consuming less resources and hence reducing costs, and ultimately provide a more flexible resource management solution for fast, cost-effective, and reliable big data processing.


Optimization Service level agreement Analytics-as-a-service Admission control Resource scheduling Data sampling Big data Cloud computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yali Zhao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rodrigo N. Calheiros
    • 2
  • Athanasios V. Vasilakos
    • 3
  • James Bailey
    • 1
  • Richard O. Sinnott
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Western Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Lulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden

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