Data Structures on Computational Storage Drives

Ilaria Battiston

This talk will present an introduction to data management systems on Computational Storage Drives, focusing on hardware devices implementing on-the-fly transparent compression. After giving an overview of their functioning and properties, we explore some commonly-used and custom-designed data structures, to understand their related benefits and issues when subject to compression. We then present some ways to optimize and tailor them in order to fully exploit the capabilities of the underneath storage device.

Ilaria is a newly-appointed PhD student in the Database Architecture group at CWI, focusing on OLAP data management techniques.