Application-aware SDN routing for big data networking

Li Wei Cheng, Shie-Yuan Wang

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Big-Data applications need to shuffle their data over a network in a very large amount. The ability to efficiently allocate network resources to quickly finish the shuffle greatly affects the overall processing speed of Big-Data applications. The recent emergence of software-defined networking (SDN) technology makes it easier for the network to integrate with a Big-Data application. The network can allocate network resources based on an application's run-time requirements to accelerate the speed of Big-Data delivery. In this paper, we used Hadoop as a Big-Data application platform and designed an application-aware SDN routing scheme for Hadoop to accelerate its MapReduce data shuffling over a network. Our results show that our method can outperform the ECMP-RR scheme by up to 20% and outperform the Spanning Tree method and the Floodlight OpenFlow controller by up to 70%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201510 Dec 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015


Conference58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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