Big Data Security on Cloud Servers Using Data Fragmentation Technique and NoSQL Database

  • Nelson SantosEmail author
  • Giovanni L. Masala
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 98)


Cloud computing has become so popular that most sensitive data are hosted on the cloud. This fast-growing paradigm has brought along many problems, including the security and integrity of the data, where users rely entirely on the providers to secure their data. This paper investigates the use of the pattern fragmentation to split data into chunks before storing it in the cloud, by comparing the performance on two different cloud providers. In addition, it proposes a novel approach combining a pattern fragmentation technique with a NoSQL database, to organize and manage the chunks. Our research has indicated that there is a trade-off on the performance when using a database. Any slight difference on a big data environment is always important, however, this cost is compensated by having the data organized and managed. The use of random pattern fragmentation has great potential, as it adds a layer of protection on the data without using as much resources, contrary to using encryption.


Cloud security Data fragmentation NoSQL database Big data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Big Data Group, School of Computing, Electronics and MathematicsPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUK

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