2002.bib

@inproceedings{KoBu2002-SSGRR-PerfIssuesEB,
  abstract = {Performance and scalability issues in e-business systems are gaining in importance as we move from hype and prototypes to real operational systems. Typical for this development is also the emergence of standard benchmarks of which TPC-W for transactional B2C systems and ECperf for performance and scalability measurement of application servers are two of the better known examples. In this paper we present an experience report with the ECperf benchmark defined by Sun and discuss performance issues that we observed in our implementation of the benchmark. Some of these issues are related to the specification of the benchmark, for which we made suggestions how to correct them and others are related to database connectivity, locking patterns, and the need for asynchronous processing.},
  author = {Samuel Kounev and Alejandro Buchmann},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, and e-Medicine on the Internet (SSGRR 2002w), L'Aquila, Italy, January 21-27, 2002},
  pdf = {http://sdqweb.ipd.kit.edu/publications/descartes-pdfs/KoBu2002-SSGRR-PerfIssuesEB.pdf},
  title = {{Performance Issues in E-Business Systems}},
  year = {2002}
}
@inproceedings{KoBu2002-VLDB-ImprovingDataAccessJ2EE,
  abstract = {The J2EE platform provides a variety of options for making business data persistent using DBMS technology. However, the integration with existing backend database systems has proven to be of crucial importance for the scalability and performance of J2EE applications, because modern e-business systems are extremely data-intensive. As a result, the data access layer, and the link between the application server and the database server in particular, are very susceptible to turning into a system bottleneck. In this paper we use the ECperf benchmark as an example of a realistic application in order to illustrate the problems mentioned above and discuss how they could be approached and eliminated. In particular, we show how asynchronous, message-based processing could be exploited to reduce the load on the DBMS and improve system performance, scalability and reliability. Furthermore, we discuss the major issues related to the correct use of entity beans (the components provided by J2EE for modelling persistent data) and present a number of methods to optimize their performance utilizing caching mechanisms. We have evaluated the proposed techniques through measurements and have documented the performance gains that they provide.},
  author = {Samuel Kounev and Alejandro Buchmann},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2002), Hong Kong, China, August 20--23, 2002},
  note = {Acceptance Rate (Full Paper): 14\% Best-Paper-Award Nomination},
  pages = {574--585},
  pdf = {http://www.vldb.org/conf/2002/S16P03.pdf},
  publisher = {VLDB Endowment, Morgan Kaufmann},
  title = {{Improving Data Access of J2EE Applications by Exploiting Asynchronous Messaging and Caching Services}},
  url = {http://www.vldb.org/conf/2002/S16P03.pdf},
  year = {2002}
}
@misc{sp2002-SPEC-SPECjAppServer2001,
  abstract = {SPECjAppServer2001 (Java Application Server) is a client/server benchmark for measuring the performance of Java Enterprise Application Servers using a subset of J2EE API's in a complete end-to-end web application. Joining the client-side SPECjvm98 and the server side SPECjbb2000, SPECjAppServer2001 continues the SPEC tradition of giving Java users the most objective and representative benchmark for measuring a system's ability to run Java applications. SPEC has designed the SPECjAppServer2001 benchmark to exercise the Java Enterprise Application Server, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), as well as the server Systems Under Test (SUT). As a true J2EE application the benchmark will require a functional RDBMS (for JDBC) and a Web Server, but the benchmark has been designed so that the SUT can be a single system. Please note that while the SPECjAppServer2001 suite is still available for purchase, the suite has been retired, no further results are being accepted for publication, and support is no longer provided.},
  author = {SPEC},
  howpublished = {Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation},
  month = {},
  title = {{SPECjAppServer2001 - Industry-standard enterprise Java application server benchmark (J2EE 1.2).}},
  url = {http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2001/},
  year = {2002}
}
@misc{sp2002-SPEC-SPECjAppServer2002,
  abstract = {SPECjAppServer2002 (Java Application Server) is a client/server benchmark for measuring the performance of Java Enterprise Application Servers using a subset of J2EE APIs in a complete end-to-end web application. It is the same as SPECjAppServer2001 (released in September 2002) except that the Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) are defined using the EJB 2.0 specification instead of the EJB 1.1 specification. SPECjAppServer2002 can therefore take advantage of several EJB 2.0 features such as local interfaces, the EJB-QL query language, and Container Managed Relationships (CMR) between entity beans. Joining the client-side SPECjvm98 and the server side SPECjbb2000, SPECjAppServer2002 and SPECjAppServer2001 continue the SPEC tradition of giving Java users the most objective and representative benchmarks for measuring a system's ability to run Java applications. SPEC has designed the SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark to exercise the Java Enterprise Application Server, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), as well as the server Systems Under Test (SUT). As a true J2EE application the benchmark will require a functional RDBMS (for JDBC) and a Web Server, but the benchmark has been designed so that the SUT can be a single system. Please note that while the SPECjAppServer2002 suite is still available for purchase, the suite has been retired, no further results are being accepted for publication, and support is no longer provided.},
  author = {SPEC},
  howpublished = {Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation},
  month = {},
  title = {{SPECjAppServer2002 - Industry-standard enterprise Java application server benchmark (J2EE 1.3).}},
  url = {http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2002/},
  year = {2002}
}