FabriX: An Efficient, Scalable and Secure Peer-to-Peer XML Database

Period of Performance: 03/07/2006 - 09/08/2006

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Utopiacompression, Corp.
11150 W. Olympic Blvd. Array
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Modern database technologies are ill-suited to handle internet-scale (or larger) data management needs. For DoD, NASA, DoE and other government agencies, this presents a data management crisis since their mission-critical data repositories are growing at exponential rates and are already distributed in disconnected silos. UtopiaCompression Corp. proposes a novel peer-to-peer XML database architecture that builds on recent P2P research efforts combined with grid computing technologies to provide a scalable, fault-tolerant and secure storage and retrieval infrastructure for government and commercial applications. FabriX, the fabric for XML computing, uses efficient routing protocols to locate data items in a fabric of commodity computing resources, and uses novel, compact data structures to resolve XML-specific query operations without the need for full analysis of stored XML documents. FabriX also uses end-to-end security models built on top of web service security technologies to provide both scalable fully-distributed security as well as hardened, policy-based security with centralized management for medium-scale database models.