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An Efficient Dynamic Indexing and Metadata Model for Storage in Cloud Environment

S. Anjanadevi, D. Vijayakumar


Cloud computing is an emerging, computing model wherein the tasks are allocated to software, combination of connections, and services accessed over a network. This connections and network of servers is collectively known as the cloud. In place of operating their own data centers, users might rent computing power and storage capacity from a service provider and pays only for what they use. Cloud storage is delivering the data storage as service. If the data is stored in cloud, it must provide the data access and heterogeneity. With the advances in cloud computing it allows storing of large number of images and data throughout the world. This paper proposes the indexing and metadata management which helps to access the distributed data with reduced latency. The metadata management can be enhanced for large scale file system applications. When designing the metadata, the storage location of the metadata and attributes is important for the efficient retrieval of the data. Indexes are used to quickly locate data without having to search over every location in storage. Based on these two models, the data can be easily fetched and the search time was reduced to retrieve the appropriate data.


Metadata, Cloud Storage, Index, Google File System, Hadoop Distributed File System

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