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Open Source Private Cloud Platforms for Big Data



Martial Michel, Edmond J. Golden III, Olivier Serres, Ahmad Anbar, Tarek El-Ghazawi


Due to its availability, Cloud computing is the de facto platform of choice for big data, where Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) is believed to be the next best thing. In this book chapter we will first introduce cloud computing, defining the advantages it provides in a big data context. Similarly, we will then establish the benefits of using private clouds, before focusing on selected open source clouds environments, studying their architecture. We will constrain our scope to some of the most prominent ones, in particular in view of big data processing. We will then establish how some big data applications can greatly benefit of accelerators, and how those accelerators can be integrated with private clouds. Finally, we will present a case study, using an On-Premise Private Cloud, to demonstrate the implementation of one such environment.
Publisher Info
Elsevier Inc, Atlanta, GA


Cloud, Private Cloud, Big Data, OpenNebulla, Eucalyptus, Apache CloudStack, OpenStack, Cloud Computing


Michel, M. , Golden, E. , Serres, O. , Anbar, A. and El-Ghazawi, T. (2017), Open Source Private Cloud Platforms for Big Data, BIG DATA ANALYTICS FOR SENSOR-NETWORK COLLECTED INTELLIGENCE, Elsevier Inc, Atlanta, GA, [online], (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created February 10, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018