Patent Number: 8,880,502

Title: Searching a range in a set of values in a network with distributed storage entities

Abstract: Methods for searching a range in a set of values in a network with distributed storage nodes. An example of a method for searching a range in a set of values in a network with distributed storage nodes according to the invention comprises the following steps. First, the range is divided up into a set of subranges by means of a hierarchical structure. Then, a query packet is generated for said set of subranges and transmitted to the distributed storage nodes for performing the query.

Inventors: Waldvogel; Marcel (Stein am Rhein, CH), Pletka; Roman A. (Horgen, CH)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00