Looking into a REST-based API for Database-as-a-Service Systems

Haselmann Till, Thies Gunnar, Vossen Gottfried


Abstract
As more and more data-centric services are emergingon the Web, the diversity of APIs in this field increasesrapidly. In addition to the traditional relational model, the scopeof Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) products is broadened by newapproaches, such as the more lenient key-value stores. ManyDaaS APIs address the same concepts, making them incompatiblewith each other, yet not fundamentally different.In this paper, we address this issue by drafting a conceptfor a "universal" API for DaaS systems based on the RESTarchitectural style. The new API is universal in the sense that itis aimed to be suitable for DaaS systems ranging from those thatallow storage of schema-less data to systems with the capabilitiesof a traditional relational database system. After the presentationof the concept, we critically review it, revealing general problemsof such a universal API, and point out a more promising pathfor future work.



Publication type
Conference paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2010

Conference
12th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC 2010)

Venue
Shanghai, China

Book title
12th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing

Start page
17

End page
24

Pages range
8

Place
Shanghai, China

Language
English