Using relational databases to collect and store discrete-event simulation results

Justas Poderys, José Soler

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Abstract

Computer-based discrete-event simulation is a popular method to simulate telecommunication networks. As these networks grow larger in size and complexity, fast collection of simulation results and efficient storage is paramount. The usual simulation simulation workflow is to run the simulation, export the results to a data carrier file and then process the results stored in a file using the data processing software. In this work, we propose to save the simulation results directly from a simulation tool to a computer database. We implemented a link between the discrete-even simulation tool and the database and performed performance evaluation of 3 different open-source database systems. We show, that with a right choice of a database system, simulation results can be collected and exported up to 2.67 times faster, and use 1.78 times less disk space when compared to using simulation software built-in results collection and storage method
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 30th annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference
Number of pages6
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event30TH annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference - Las Palmas, Spain
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference30TH annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference
CountrySpain
CityLas Palmas
Period26/10/201628/10/2016

Keywords

  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Telecommunication networks
  • Performance evaluation
  • Database systems

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