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Microsoft FlashStore

September 15, 2010 | Tony Bain

There is a lot of research being done currently around optimizing DBMS storage layers for Flash based devices.  And many seem to be coming to the same conclusions, especially in relation to the append-only log-structure format.  Microsoft’s work in this space is called FlashStore and while the VLDB paper isn’t available yet this video gives a pretty good overview.

While FlashStore is a key/value store, of course keep in mind that under most DBMSs (including relational) there typically is a key/value store at the storage layer.