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Designing Database Operators for Flash-enabled Memory Hierarchies

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Designing Database Operators for Flash-enabled Memory Hierarchies
Flash memory affects not only storage options but also query processing. In this paper, we analyze the use of flash memory for database query processing, including algorithms that combine flash memory and traditional disk drives. We first focus on flash-resident databases and present data structures and algorithms that leverage the fast random reads of flash to speed up selection, projection, and join operations. FlashScan and FlashJoin are two such algorithms that leverage a column-based layout to significantly reduce memory and I/O requirements. Experiments with Postgres and an enterprise SSD drive show improved query runtimes by up to 6x for queries ranging from simple relational scans and joins to full TPC-H queries. In the second part of the paper, we use external merge sort as a prototypical query execution algorithm to demonstrate that the most advantageous external sort algorithms combine flash memory and traditional disk, exploiting the fast access latency of flash memory as ...
Goetz Graefe, Stavros Harizopoulos, Harumi A. Kuno
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where DEBU
Authors Goetz Graefe, Stavros Harizopoulos, Harumi A. Kuno, Mehul A. Shah, Dimitris Tsirogiannis, Janet L. Wiener
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