A Performance Fault Diagnosis Method for SaaS Software Based on GBDT Algorithm

  • Kun Zhu Wuhan University
  • Shi Ying
  • Nana Zhang
  • Rui Wang
  • Yutong Wu
  • Gongjin Lan
  • Xu Wang
Keywords: GBDT algorithm, SaaS software, performance log, performance fault diagnosis

Abstract

SaaS software that provides services through cloud platform has been more widely used nowdays. However, when SaaS software is running, it will suffer from performance fault due to factors such as the software structural design or complex environments.
It is a major challenge that how to diagnose software quickly and accurately when the performance fault occurs. For this challenge, we propose a novel performance fault diagnosis method for SaaS software based on GBDT (Gradient Boosting Decision Tree) algorithm. In particular, we leverage the monitoring mean to obtain the performance log and warning log when the SaaS software system runs, and establish the performance fault type set and determine performance log feature. We also perform performance fault type annotation for the performance log combined with the analysis result of the warning log. Moreover, we deal with the incomplete performance log and the type non-equalization problem by using the mean filling for the same type and combination of SMOTE (Synthetic Minority Oversampling Technique) and undersampling methods. Finally, we conduct an empirical study combined with the disaster reduction system deployed on the cloud platform, and it demonstrates that the proposed method has high efficiency and accuracy for the performance diagnosis when SaaS software system runs.

Published
2020-05-21
Section
Articles on Computers