La Trobe University
The growing storage capacity of flash memory (up to 640 GB) and the proliferation of small mobile devices such as PDAs and mobile phones make it attractive to build DataBase Management Systems (DBMSs) on top of flash memory. However, most existing DBMSs are designed to run on hard disk drives. The unique characteristics of flash memory make the direct application of these existing DBMSs to flash memory very energy inefficient and slow. The relatively few DBMSs that are designed for flash suffer from two major short-comings.