Main Memory Database Systems: An Overview

  title={Main Memory Database Systems: An Overview},
  author={Hector Garcia-Molina and Kenneth Salem},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng.},
Memory resident database systems (MMDB’s) store their data in main physical memory and provide very high-speed access. Conventional database systems are optimized for the particular characteristics of disk storage mechanisms. Memory resident systems, on the other hand, use different optimizations to structure and organize data, as well as to make it reliable. This paper surveys the major memory residence optimizations and briefly discusses some of the memory resident systems that have been… CONTINUE READING
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