Paper Review: OLTP Through the Looking Glass, and What We Found There

Title and Author of Paper OLTP Through the Looking Glass, and What We Found There, Harizopoulos et al. Summary Disk I/O has been the primary limiting factor in database performance for most commercial databases. However, as prices of main-memory have dropped it has become feasible to keep the entire working set of a database in RAM. With this architectural change, it makes sense to evaluate database design decisions made to avoid disk I/O to see which ones still hold promise in a main-memory world. [Read More]