Date Added: Jun 2010
By a cloud, the authors mean an infrastructure that provides resources and/or services over the Internet. A storage cloud provides storage services, while a compute cloud provides compute services. The authors describe the design of the Sector storage cloud and how it provides the storage services required by the Sphere compute cloud. Different efforts have been made to address the problem of data mining in the cloud framework. In this paper the authors propose an algorithm to mine the data from the cloud using sector/sphere framework and association rules. They also describe the programming paradigm supported by the Sphere compute cloud and Association rules.