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This paper introduces monitoring network packets, which we will show differ substantially from conventional DBMS analysis. In many applications in the real world, data is not stored at a place (as in conventional DBMS) i.e. in this model, data does not take the form of persistent relations, but rather arrives in multiple, continuous, rapid, time-varying data streams. Almost all traffic analysis tasks too fall under this category as the amount of data flowing are bursts of stream. The huge amount of data that has to be managed and analyzed together with the fact that many different analysis tasks are performed over a small set of different network trace formats, motivates us to study whether data stream management systems (DSMSs) might be useful to develop network traffic analysis tools.
Date of Conference: 20-22 Dec. 2008