Understand the fundamental factors of data storage system performance and master an essential analytical skill using block trace via applications such as MATLAB and Python tools. You will increase your productivity and learn the best techniques for doing specific tasks (such as analyzing the IO pattern in a quantitative way, identifying the storage system bottleneck, and designing the cache policy).
In the new era of IoT, big data, and cloud systems, better performance and higher density of storage systems has become crucial. To increase data storage density, new techniques have evolved and hybrid and parallel access techniques―together with specially designed IO scheduling and data migration algorithms―are being deployed to develop high-performance data storage solutions. Among the various storage system performance analysis techniques, IO event trace analysis (block-level trace analysis particularly) is one of the most common approaches for system optimization and design. However, the task of completing a systematic survey is challenging and very few works on this topic exist.
Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization brings together theoretical analysis (such as IO qualitative properties and quantitative metrics) and practical tools (such as trace parsing, analysis, and results reporting perspectives). The book provides content on block-level trace analysis techniques, and includes case studies to illustrate how these techniques and tools can be applied in real applications (such as SSHD, RAID, Hadoop, and Ceph systems).
What You’ll Learn
- Understand the fundamental factors of data storage system performance
- Master an essential analytical skill using block trace via various applications
- Distinguish how the IO pattern differs in the block level from the file level
- Know how the sequential HDFS request becomes “fragmented” in final storage devices
- Perform trace analysis tasks with a tool based on the MATLAB and Python platforms
Who This Book Is For
IT professionals interested in storage system performance optimization: network administrators, data storage managers, data storage engineers, storage network engineers, systems engineers
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Trace Characteristics
Chapter 3: Trace Collection
Chapter 4: Trace Analysis
Chapter 5: Case Study: Benchmarking Tools
Chapter 6: Case Study: Modern Disks
Chapter 7: Case Study: RAID
Chapter 8: Case Study: Hadoop
Chapter 9: Case Study: Ceph
Appendix A: Tools and Functions
Appendix B: Blktrace and Tools