Achieving Performance Objectives for Database Workloads
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In this thesis, our goal is to achieve customer-specified performance objectives for workloads in a database management system (DBMS). Competing workloads in current DBMSs have detrimental effects on performance. Differentiated levels of service become important to ensure that critical work takes priority. We design a feedback-based admission differentiation framework, which consists of three components: workload classifier, workload monitor and adaptive admission controller. The adaptive admission controller uses the workload management capabilities of IBM DB2’s Workload Manager (WLM) to achieve the performance objectives of the most important workload by applying admission control on the rest of the work, which is less important and may or may not have performance objectives. The controller uses a feedback-based technique to automatically adjust the admission control on the less important work to achieve performance objectives for the important workload. The adaptive admission controller is implemented on an instance of DB2 to the test the effectiveness of the controller.