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Database Virtualization: A New Frontier for Database Tuning and Physical Ahmed A. Soror Ashraf Aboulnaga Kenneth Salem
 

Summary: Database Virtualization: A New Frontier for Database Tuning and Physical
Design
Ahmed A. Soror Ashraf Aboulnaga Kenneth Salem
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
{aakssoro, ashraf, kmsalem}@cs.uwaterloo.ca
Abstract
Resource virtualization is currently being employed at
all levels of the IT infrastructure to improve provisioning
and manageability, with the goal of reducing total cost of
ownership. This means that database systems will increas-
ingly be run in virtualized environments, inside virtual ma-
chines. This has many benefits, but it also introduces new
tuning and physical design problems that are of interest to
the database research community. In this paper, we dis-
cuss how virtualization can benefit database systems, and
we present the tuning problems it introduces, which relate
to setting the new "tuning knobs" that control resource al-
location to virtual machines in the virtualized environment.
We present a formulation of the virtualization design prob-

  

Source: Aboulnaga, Ashraf - School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences