Date Added: Oct 2010
Data security in the cloud is a big concern that blocks the widespread use of the cloud for relational data management. First, to ensure data security, data confidentiality needs to be provided when data resides in storage as well as when data is dynamically accessed by queries. Prior works on query processing on encrypted data did not provide data confidentiality guarantees in both aspects. Tradeoff between secrecy and efficiency needs to be made when satisfying both aspects of data confidentiality while being suitable for practical use. Second, to support common relational data management functions, various types of queries such as exact queries, range queries, data updates, insertion and deletion should be supported.