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Database-Aware Semantically-Smart Storage Muthian Sivathanu

Summary: Database-Aware Semantically-Smart Storage
Muthian Sivathanu
, Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau
, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau

Google Inc.
Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Recent research has demonstrated the potential benefits
of building storage arrays that understand the file systems
above them. Such "semantically-smart" disk systems use
knowledge of file system structures and operations to im-
prove performance, availability, and even security in ways
that are precluded in a traditional storage system archi-
In this paper, we study the applicability of semantically
smart disk technology underneath database management
systems. For three case studies, we analyze the differ-


Source: Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi - Department of Computer Sciences, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences