BATON: A Balanced Tree Structure for Peer-to-Peer Networks
Author(s)Jagadish, H.V.; Ooi, Beng Chin; Rinard, Martin C.; Vu, Quang Hieu
We propose a balanced tree structure overlay on a peer-to-peer network capable of supporting both exact queries and range queries efficiently. In spite of the tree structure causing distinctions to be made between nodes at different levels in the tree, we show that the load at each node is approximately equal. In spite of the tree structure providing precisely one path between any pair of nodes, we show that sideways routing tables maintained at each node provide sufficient fault tolerance to permit efficient repair. Specifically, in a network with N nodes, we guarantee that both exact queries and range queries can be answered in O(logN) steps and also that update operations (to both data and network) have an amortized cost of O(logN). An experimental assessment validates the practicality of our proposal.
Computer Science (CS)
Balanced Tree Structure, Load Balancing, peer-to-peer system, range query