Data Management

Automatic Request Categorization in Internet Services

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Executive Summary

Modeling system performance and workload characteristics has become essential for efficiently provisioning Internet services and for accurately predicting future resource requirements on anticipated workloads. The accuracy of these models benefits substantially by differentiating among categories of requests based on their resource usage characteristics. However, categorizing requests and their resource demands often requires significantly more monitoring infrastructure. In this paper, the authors describe a method to automatically differentiate and categorize requests without requiring sophisticated monitoring techniques.

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