Online Maintenance of Very Large Random Samples on Flash Storage
Source: VLDB Endowment
Recent advances in flash media have made it an attractive alternative for data storage in a wide spectrum of computing devices, such as embedded sensors, mobile phones, PDA's, laptops, and even servers. However, flash media has many unique characteristics that make existing data management/analytics algorithms designed for magnetic disks perform poorly with flash storage. For example, while random (page) reads are as fast as sequential reads, random (page) writes and in-place data updates are orders of magnitude slower than sequential writes.