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System And Algorithm for Selective Relocation of LDAP Entries to Achieve Better LDAP Server Performance

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000176887D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Nov-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Nov-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism to relocate LDAP entries that are less frequently used to an alternative database so that we improve on performance of the primary database. A directory server is an implementation of the LDAP protocol. It is basically a read-centric repository, wherein customers can store any kind of data viz. users, applications, files, printers, network resources etc. Data is stored in the directory servers in the form of entries. It is quite possible that some entries in the direcotry server receive the maximum hits for the maximum amount of time. There are some entries that are required only occassionally. But since they occupy space in the database, it's quite possible that less-frequently-used entries hog database resources unnecessarily. Instead, if we relocate them to an alternative database, more resources are available for the entries that are accessed more, thereby increasing the performance of the directory server.