Infrastructure Pattern Discovery in Configuration Management Databases via Large Sparse Graph Mining

Provided by: Rensselaer at Hartford
Topic: Big Data
Format: PDF
A Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB) can be considered to be a large graph representing the IT infrastructure entities and their inter-relationships. Mining such graphs is challenging because they are large, complex, and multi-attributed, and have many repeated labels. These characteristics pose challenges for graph mining algorithms, due to the increased cost of subgraph isomorphism (for support counting), and graph isomorphism (for eliminating duplicate patterns). The notion of pattern frequency or support is also more challenging in a single graph, since it has to be defined in terms of the number of its (potentially, exponentially many) embeddings.

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