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Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems - ACM Queue

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May 14, 2018Volume 16, issue 2

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Mihir Nanavati, Malte Schwarzkopf, Jake Wires, Andrew Warfield - Non-volatile Storage Implications of the Datacenter's Shifting Center

Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Vijay Chidambaram, Ramnatthan Alagappan, Samer Al-Kiswany, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau - Crash Consistency Rethinking the Fundamental Abstractions of the File System

Adam H. Leventhal - A File System All Its Own Flash memory has come a long way. Now it's time for software to catch up.

Michael Cornwell - Anatomy of a Solid-state Drive While the ubiquitous SSD shares many features with the hard-disk drive, under the surface they are completely different.


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Pankaj Mehra | Sun, 03 Jun 2018 09:38:33 UTC

Dear Alex Petrov, Thank you for clearly explaining 40 years of storage engine and indexing research in a few pages accessible equally to beginners and professionals in the field. When you are in the Bay Area next, I would love to host you for a seminar at

[email protected]

Sincerely, Pankaj Mehra VP, Samsung Electronics

faraz | Wed, 16 May 2018 19:56:31 UTC

Excellent summarization.. Hyperflex would be a example of a system that employs all of the above + fault tolerance in for a enterprise storage offering.

Blagovest Petrov | Wed, 16 May 2018 07:45:01 UTC

Awesome! What did you use for the diagrams?

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