DeclStore: Layering Is for the Faint of Heart

Authors: 

Noah Watkins, Michael A. Sevilla, Ivo Jimenez, Kathryn Dahlgren, Peter Alvaro, Shel Finkelstein, and Carlos Maltzahn, UC Santa Cruz

Abstract: 

Popular storage systems support diverse storage abstractions by providing important disaggregation benefits. Instead of maintaining a separate system for each abstraction, unified storage systems, in particular, support standard file, block, and object abstractions so the same hardware can be used for a wider range and a more flexible mix of applications. As large-scale unified storage systems continue to evolve to meet the requirements of an increasingly diverse set of applications and next-generation hardware, de jure approaches of the past—based on standardized interfaces—are giving way to domain-specific interfaces and optimizations. While promising, the ad-hoc strategies characteristic of current approaches to co-design are untenable.

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BibTeX
@inproceedings {203376,
author = {Noah Watkins and Michael A. Sevilla and Ivo Jimenez and Kathryn Dahlgren and Peter Alvaro and Shel Finkelstein and Carlos Maltzahn},
title = {DeclStore: Layering Is for the Faint of Heart},
booktitle = {9th {USENIX} Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage 17)},
year = {2017},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/hotstorage17/program/presentation/watkins},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
}