Yogesh L. Simmhan, Beth Plale, Dennis Gannon, and Suresh Marru
Provenance about workflow executions and data derivations in scientific applications help estimate data quality, track resources, and validate in silico experiments. The Karma provenance framework provides a means to collect workflow, process, and data provenance from data-driven scientific workflows and is used in the Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) project. This article presents a performance analysis of the Karma service as compared against the contemporary PReServ provenance service. Our study finds that Karma scales exceedingly well for collecting and querying provenance records, showing linear or sub-linear scaling with increasing number of provenance records and clients when tested against workloads in the order of 10,000 application-service invocations and over 36 concurrent clients.
|Published in||International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW)|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)|
Bin Cao, Beth Plale, Girish Subramanian, Ed Robertson, and Yogesh Simmhan. Provenance Information Model of Karma Version 3, IEEE, July 2009.