SINFONIA: Distributed Query-Centric Storage, Indexing, and Networking
The mainstream approach to distributed data storage is essentially data-centric, aiming to preserve certain content relationships. We advocate the concept that data are not what their content is, but are what they are queried for. Consequently, we propose an approach that preserves query-centric relationships. In this era of big data, although huge data are generated, only a small subset of them is queried, hence useful. By adopting a query-centric approach, the optimization can focus only on the useful data, for the benefit of the queries. The project will involve all three crucial components: storage, indexing, and networking.