An Evaluation of Distributed Datastores Using the AppScale Cloud Platform

Chris Bunch, Navraj Chohan, Chandra Krintz, Jovan Chohan, Jonathan Kupferman, Puneet Lakhina, Yiming Li, and Yoshihide Nomura (Fujitsu)



We present new cloud support that employs a single API -- the Datastore API from Google App Engine (GAE) -- to interface to different open source distributed database (DB) technologies. We employ this support to ``plug in'' DB technologies to the API so that they can be used by web applications and services without modification. The system facilitates an empirical evaluation and comparison of these disparate systemsby web software developers, and reduces the barrier to entry for their use by automating their configuration and deployment.