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Function-as-a-Service Benchmarking Framework

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Publication date3/05/2019
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2019 - Computer Science Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 2/05/20194/05/2019


Conference9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2019
Abbreviated titleCLOSER 2019
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Cloud Service Providers deliver their products in form of ”as-a-Service”, which are typically categorized by the level of abstraction. This approach hides the implementation details and shows only functionality to the user. However, the problem is that it is hard to measure the performance of Cloud services, because they behave like black boxes. Especially with Function-as-a-Service it is even more difficult because it completely hides server and infrastructure management from users by design. Cloud Service Prodivers usually restrict the maximum size of code, memory and runtime of Cloud Functions. Nevertheless, users need clarification if more ressources are needed to deliver services in high quality. In this regard, we present the architectural design of a new Function-as-a-Service benchmarking tool, which allows users to evaluate the performance of Cloud Functions. Furthermore, the capabilities of the framework are tested on an isolated platform with a specific workload. The results show that users are able to get insights into Function-as-a-Service environments. This, in turn, allows users to identify factors which may slow down or speed up the performance of Cloud Functions.