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JSW 2011 Vol.6(7): 1337-1344 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.7.1337-1344

Spatial Data Dynamic Balancing Distribution Method Based on the Minimum Spatial Proximity for Parallel Spatial Database

Yan Zhou1, Qing Zhu2, Yeting Zhang2
1College of Automation University of Electric Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P.R. China
2State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China


Abstract—Spatial data balancing distribution can evidently improve the performance of parallel spatial database in shared nothing parallel architecture. Considering spatial locality and unstructured variable length characteristics of spatial data, this paper proposes a dynamic spatial data balancing distribution method under shared nothing parallel database environment. By using Hilbert ordering code to keep spatial locality relationship between spatial objects, the presented method can fulfill spatial data static balancing distribution status, which depends on hierarchically decomposing Hilbert space-filling curve code to allocate approximately even spatial data volume to parallel nodes in distributed network. Then spatial proximity index is introduced to resolve spatial data unbalancing problem caused by spatial database dynamic updating. Through moving spatial data fragments to goal node which is the minimum spatial proximity with data moving out node, the spatial database redistributing strategy can attain dynamic data balance among all network parallel nodes. Our experimental results show that the proposed method can effectively improve parallel performance deterioration resulted from spatial data unbalancing and achieve spatial data dynamic balancing distribution in parallel spatial database.

Index Terms—Spatial data distribution; data balancing; parallel spatial database; dynamic data moving; data skew

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Cite: Yan Zhou, Qing Zhu, Yeting Zhang, "Spatial Data Dynamic Balancing Distribution Method Based on the Minimum Spatial Proximity for Parallel Spatial Database," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 1337-1344, 2011.

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