Trajmesa: A distributed nosql storage engine for big trajectory data

Published in ICDE, 2020

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Abstract: Trajectory data is very useful for many urban applications. However, due to its spatio-temporal and high-volume properties, it is challenging to manage trajectory data. Existing trajectory data management frameworks suffer from scalability problem, and only support limited trajectory queries. This paper proposes a holistic distributed NoSQL trajectory storage engine, TrajMesa, based on GeoMesa, an open-source indexing toolkit for spatio-temporal data. TrajMesa adopts a novel storage schema, which reduces the storage size tremendously. We also devise novel indexing key designs, and propose a bunch of pruning strategies. TrajMesa can support plentiful queries efficiently, including IDTemporal query, spatial range query, similarity query, and k-NN query. Experimental results show the powerful query efficiency and scalability of TrajMesa.


Li R, He H, Wang R, et al. Trajmesa: A distributed nosql storage engine for big trajectory data[C]//2020 IEEE 36th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). IEEE, 2020: 2002-2005. [ICDE 2020].