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Scalable Architecture, Storage and Visualization Approaches for Time Series Analysis Systems

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Data Management Technologies and Applications (DATA 2019)

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In order to adapt to the recent phenomenon of exponential growth of time series data sets in both academic and commercial environments, and with the goal of deriving valuable knowledge from this data, a multitude of analysis software tools have been developed to allow groups of collaborating researchers to find and annotate meaningful behavioral patterns. However, these tools commonly lack appropriate mechanisms to handle massive time series data sets of high cardinality, as well as suitable visual encodings for annotated data. In this paper we conduct a comparative study of architectural, persistence and visualization methods that can enable these analysis tools to scale with a continuously-growing data set and handle intense workloads of concurrent traffic. We implement these approaches within a web platform, integrated with authentication, versioning, and locking mechanisms that prevent overlapping contributions or unsanctioned changes. Additionally, we measure the performance of a set of databases when writing and reading varying amounts of series data points, as well as the performance of different architectural models at scale.

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The present study was developed in the scope of the Smart Green Homes Project [POCI-01-0247-FEDER-007678], a co-promotion between Bosch Termotecnologia S.A. and the University of Aveiro. It is financed by Portugal 2020 under the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program, and by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Duarte, E., Gomes, D., Campos, D., Aguiar, R.L. (2020). Scalable Architecture, Storage and Visualization Approaches for Time Series Analysis Systems. In: Hammoudi, S., Quix, C., Bernardino, J. (eds) Data Management Technologies and Applications. DATA 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1255. Springer, Cham.

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