Patent Number: 8,880,841

Title: Distributing data among data storage partitions based on a forecasted demand in a networked computing environment

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach to forecast a potential demand for partitioned/sharded data and to distribute the data among a set of data partitions based on forecasted demand to optimize network characteristics (e.g., network bandwidth) and/or expedite data retrieval. For example, the data may be distributed among the partitions based on a quantity of trends/requests/hits on the data, so that requests for the data can be balanced among the partitions geographically.

Inventors: DeJana; Ryan G. (Longmont, CO), DeLuca; Lisa Seacat (San Francisco, CA), Jang; Soobaek (Hamden, CT), Krook; Daniel C. (Fairfield, CT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101); G06F 13/28 (20060101)

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