University of Idaho
Cloud computing has been one of the hot topics among researchers due to its capabilities like dynamic scaling, peta-scale distributed computing, novel ways of fault tolerance, shared resources among multiple customers, etc. Due to these advantages, cloud computing opens up new opportunities in database system design to utilize the underlying capabilities. Along with these advantages, public clouds also bring increased security threats. Data sensitive enterprise businesses are reluctant to move into the clouds for their computing and data storage needs due to various reasons like increased security threats, lack of proper SLAs, difficulties in migrating from private datacenters to public clouds, data management issues, etc.