A Demonstration of SQLVM: Performance Isolation in Multi-Tenant Relational Database-as-a-Service

Vivek Narasayya, Sudipto Das, Manoj Syamala, Surajit Chaudhuri, Feng Li, and Hyunjung Park

Abstract

Sharing resources of a single database server among multiple tenants is common in multi-tenant Database-as-a-Service providers, such as Microsoft SQL Azure. Multi-tenancy enables cost reduction for the cloud service provider which it can pass on as savings to the tenants. However, resource sharing can adversely affect a tenant’s performance due to other tenants’ workloads contending for shared resources. Service providers today do not provide any assurances to a tenant in terms of isolating its performance from other co-located tenants. SQLVM, a project at Microsoft Research, is an abstraction for performance isolation which is built on a promise of reserving key database server resources, such as CPU, I/O and memory, for each tenant. The key challenge is in supporting this abstraction within a RDBMS without statically allocating resources to tenants, while ensuring low overheads and scaling to large numbers of tenants. This demonstration will show how SQLVM can effectively isolate a tenant’s performance from other tenant workloads co-located at the same database server. Our demonstration will use various scripted scenarios and a data collection and visualization framework to illustrate performance isolation using SQLVM.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inSIGMOD 2013
PublisherACM International Conference on Management of Data
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