Title: Large-scale graph processing and simulation with serverless workflows in federated FaaS
The First Workshop on Serverless, Extreme-Scale, and Sustainable Graph Processing Systems (GraphSys), Co-located with ICPE 2023, April 15-19, Coimbra, Portugal (https://sites.google.com/view/graphsys23/home)
Authors: Sashko Ristov (Universität Innsbruck, Austria), Reza Farahani (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Radu Prodan (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
Abstract: Serverless computing offers a cheap and easy way to code lightweight functions that can be invoked based on some events to perform some simple tasks. For more complicated processing, multiple serverless functions can be orchestrated as a directed acyclic graph and form a serverless workflow or function choreography (FC). While all top cloud providers offer FC systems, as well as there are many open-source FC systems, they are focused on how to describe data flow and control flow between serverless functions of the FC, they rarely consider data that is processed, which often is in the form of a graph. In this paper, we review the support for graph processing of the existing serverless workflow management systerms, detect gaps, and recommend future directions for large-scale graph processing with serverless computing.