Active Cloud DB: A RESTful Software-as-a-Service for Language Agnostic Access to Distributed Datastores

Date Added: Sep 2010
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In this paper, the authors present Active Cloud DB, an open source Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application that allows for RESTful access to cloud-based distributed datastore technologies that implement the Google Datastore API. They implement Active Cloud DB as a Google App Engine application that they employ to expose the Google App Engine Datastore API to developers for use with any language and framework. They evaluate this SaaS on both Google App Engine and over AppScale, the open-source implementation of Google App Engine that enables Google App Engine applications to execute on cloud infrastructures without modification.