Patent Number: 8,797,864

Title: Adaptive traffic management via analytics based volume reduction

Abstract: A method of managing traffic over a communication link between a transmitting node and a receiving node is provided herein. The method includes: determining momentary traffic shaping constraints; accumulating incoming messages at the transmitting node into a data queue, based on the momentary traffic shaping constraints; transmitting the messages from the data queue to the receiving node over the communication link based on the momentary traffic shaping constraints; estimating a desired amount of data that needs to be discarded from messages in the data queue, based on: (a) the size of the data queue and (b) the momentary traffic shaping constraints; sorting data in the data queue by an order of importance, based on analytic objects; discarding, based on the analytic objects, the desired amount of data from the messages in the queued data, such that the discarded data is ranked lowest by the order of importance.

Inventors: Gershinsky; Gidon (Haifa, IL), Lewin-Eytan; Liane (Binyamina, IL), Shagin; Konstantin (Haifa, IL)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018