Making co-existent and convergent the need for efficiency of relational query processing over Clouds and the security of data themselves is figuring-out how one of the most challenging research problems in the Big Data era. Indeed, in actual analytics-oriented engines, such as Google Analytics and Amazon S3, where key-value storage-representation and efficient-management models are employed as to cope with the simultaneous processing of billions of transactions, querying encrypted data is becoming one of the most annoying problem, which has also attracted a great deal of attention from the research community. While this issue has been applied to a large variety of data formats, e.g. relational, RDF and multidimensional data, very few initiatives have pointed-out skyline query processing over encrypted data, which is, indeed, relevant for database analytics. In order to fulfill this methodological and technological gap, in this paper we present eSkyline, a prototype system and query interface that enables the processing of skyline queries over encrypted data, even without preserving the order on each attribute as order-preserving encryption would do. Our system comprises of an encryption scheme that facilitates the evaluation of domination relationships, hence allows for state-of-the-art skyline processing algorithms to be used. In order to prove the effectiveness and the reliability of our system, we also provide the details of the underlying encryption scheme, plus a suitable GUI that allows a user to interact with a server, and showcases the efficiency of computing skyline queries and decrypting the results.
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