Accelerating In-Page Logging with Non-Volatile Memory

Sang-Won Lee, Bongki Moon, Chanik Park, Joo Young Hwang, Kangnyeon Kim
2010 IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin  
A great deal of research has been done on solid-state storage media such as flash memory and non-volatile memory in the past few years. While NAND-type flash memory is now being considered a top alternative to magnetic disk drives, non-volatile memory (also known as storage class memory) has begun to appear in the market recently. Although some advocates of non-volatile memory predict that flash memory will give way to non-volatile memory soon, we believe that they will co-exist, complementing
more » ... ach other, for a while until the hurdles in its manufacturing process are lifted and non-volatile memory becomes commercially competitive in both capacity and price. In this paper, we present an improved design of In-Page Logging (IPL) by augmenting it with phase change RAM (PCRAM) in its log area. IPL is a buffer and storage management strategy that has been proposed for flash memory database systems. Due to the byte-addressability of PCRAM and its faster speed for small reads and writes, the IPL scheme with PCRAM can improve the performance of flash memory database systems even further by storing frequent log records in PCRAM instead of flash memory. We report a few advantages of this new design that will make IPL more suitable for flash memory database systems.
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