Big data architectures have been gaining momentum in recent years. For instance, Twitter uses stream processing frameworks like Storm to analyse billions of tweets per minute and learn the trending topics. However, architectures that process big data involve many different components interconnected via semantically different connectors making it a difficult task for software architects to refactor the initial designs. As an aid to designers and developers, we developed OSTIA (On-the-fly Static Topology Inference Analysis) that allows: (a) visualising big data architectures for the purpose of design-time refactoring while maintaining constraints that would only be evaluated at later stages such as deployment and run-time, (b) detecting the occurrence of common anti-patterns across big data architectures, (c) exploiting software verification techniques on the elicited architectural models. This paper illustrates OSTIA and evaluates its uses and benefits on three industrial-scale case studies.

Continuous architecting of stream-based systems

Bersani, Marcello M.;Marconi, Francesco;Tamburri, Damian A.;
2016

Abstract

Big data architectures have been gaining momentum in recent years. For instance, Twitter uses stream processing frameworks like Storm to analyse billions of tweets per minute and learn the trending topics. However, architectures that process big data involve many different components interconnected via semantically different connectors making it a difficult task for software architects to refactor the initial designs. As an aid to designers and developers, we developed OSTIA (On-the-fly Static Topology Inference Analysis) that allows: (a) visualising big data architectures for the purpose of design-time refactoring while maintaining constraints that would only be evaluated at later stages such as deployment and run-time, (b) detecting the occurrence of common anti-patterns across big data architectures, (c) exploiting software verification techniques on the elicited architectural models. This paper illustrates OSTIA and evaluates its uses and benefits on three industrial-scale case studies.
Proceedings - 2016 13th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA 2016
9781509021314
Hardware and Architecture; Software
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