Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Storage Access Models

  • Kaladhar VorugantiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_519


Database physical layer; Database storage layer


Database management systems provide storage that can be accessed via a query language interface and that can be updated under the control of a transaction management system. A database management system can reside on top of a file system (system management storage) or on top of raw block storage (direct managed storage), or on a combination of file system and block storage (hybrid model). There are advantages and disadvantages of using these different types of underlying storage.

Historical Background

Database management systems have historically managed data on disks by themselves. Over the past few years, the management functionality in file systems has steadily improved. In order to leverage this management functionality (like data backup and recovery), and make it easier for system administrators to manage their storage infra-structure in a uniform manner, database system vendors started to architect database...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Development GroupNetwork ApplianceSunnyvaleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kaladhar Voruganti
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  1. 1.Advanced Development GroupNetwork ApplianceSunnyvaleUSA