Supporting Multiple Persistence Models for PaaS Applications using MDE - Issues on Cloud Portability

Elias Adriano Nogueira da Silva, Daniel Lucrédio, Ana Moreira, Renata Fortes

Abstract

In cloud computing, lock-in refers to the difficulty of porting an application from one platform to another. An example of such difficulty can be witnessed when porting an application from Platform-as-a-Service Google App Engine to Microsoft Azure. Differences in their implementations are substantial, yielding non-portable applications. Standardization could address this problem, but existing initiatives are still to be accepted. This paper addresses lock-in by proposing a model-driven engineering design approach that decouples platform specific code from the application logic. The resulting platform-independent models, as well as corresponding model transformations, can be reused to generate distinct platform-specific implementations, hence reducing the programming effort spent coding repetitive tasks. Such transformations can be made available for reuse on a repository for cloud providers. We have implemented transformations to handle persistence for Google App Engine and Azure, and discuss how model-driven engineering can reconcile the differences between features of the persistence models of GAE and Azure.

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@conference{closer15,
author={Elias Adriano Nogueira da Silva and Daniel Lucrédio and Ana Moreira and Renata Fortes},
title={Supporting Multiple Persistence Models for PaaS Applications using MDE - Issues on Cloud Portability},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2015},
pages={331-342},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005441203310342},
isbn={978-989-758-104-5},
}


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Adriano Nogueira da Silva E., Lucrédio D., Moreira A. and Fortes R. (2015). Supporting Multiple Persistence Models for PaaS Applications using MDE - Issues on Cloud Portability . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-104-5, pages 331-342. DOI: 10.5220/0005441203310342


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - Supporting Multiple Persistence Models for PaaS Applications using MDE - Issues on Cloud Portability
SN - 978-989-758-104-5
AU - Adriano Nogueira da Silva E.
AU - Lucrédio D.
AU - Moreira A.
AU - Fortes R.
PY - 2015
SP - 331
EP - 342
DO - 10.5220/0005441203310342