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Memory resident databases: reliability, compression and performance.

Cockshott, W Paul, Cowie, Alex, Russell, Gordon and McGregor, D (1993) Memory resident databases: reliability, compression and performance. Technical Report. University of Strathclyde.

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The paper argues that recent developments in non-volatile solid-state store allow a new implementation paradigm for databases. This involves replacing slow rotating storage with all-semiconductor data stores. A mechanism is presented to achieve high reliability with this medium. The relatively higher costs of semiconductor store make data compression advantageous. It is argued that relational databases are well suited to this. Empirical measures of the potential for compression in a commercial database are presented.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: RR-93-98 (formally ARCH-11-93)
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-volatile solid-state store; slow rotating storage; all-semiconductor data stores; data compression; relational databases;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3190
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2011 16:57
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3190

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