Design and evaluation of database layouts for MEMS-based storage systems

Jayaprakash Pisharath, Wei Keng Liao, Alok Choudhary

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MEMS-based storage systems have recently generated significant interest due to their potential to be faster and more efficient than disks, while providing the non-volatility property. Designing data layouts for these devices is a challenging, important and interesting problem. In this paper, we explore various ways of placing a database on a MEMS-based storage architecture. Three novel data layouts are proposed after considering the MEMS device characteristics and the access patterns arising from queries. We then design the access methodology for each layout and evaluate these layouts based on their respective I/O service times. Overall, our results were able to identify the intricacies of placing data on a MEMS-based storage and also ascertain the large potential of MEMS-based devices for databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1540916
Pages (from-to)263-272
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium, IDEAS
Issue numberJanuary
StatePublished - 2005
Event9th International Database Engineering and Application Symposium, IDEAS 2005 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 25 2005Jul 27 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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