Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization

Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 19, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 148423927X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484239278

eBook Description:

Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization: A Practical Approach with MATLAB/Python Tools

Understand the fundamental factors of data storage system performance and master an essential analytical skill using block trace via applications such as MATLAB and Python tools. You will increase your productivity and learn the best techniques for doing specific tasks (such as analyzing the IO pattern in a quantitative way, identifying the storage system bottleneck, and designing the cache policy).

In the new era of IoT, big data, and cloud systems, better performance and higher density of storage systems has become crucial. To increase data storage density, new techniques have evolved and hybrid and parallel access techniques-together with specially designed IO scheduling and data migration algorithms-are being deployed to develop high-performance data storage solutions. Among the various storage system performance analysis techniques, IO event trace analysis (block-level trace analysis particularly) is one of the most common approaches for system optimization and design. However, the task of completing a systematic survey is challenging and very few works on this topic exist.

This book brings together theoretical analysis (such as IO qualitative properties and quantitative metrics) and practical tools (such as trace parsing, analysis, and results reporting perspectives). The book provides content on block-level trace analysis techniques, and includes case studies to illustrate how these techniques and tools can be applied in real applications (such as SSHD, RAID, Hadoop, and Ceph systems).

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