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Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization

A Practical Approach with MATLAB/Python Tools

Authors: Xu, Jun

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  • Brings together IO properties and metrics, and trace parsing and result reporting perspectives, based on the MATLAB and Python platforms
  • Introduces an open source tool that provides a powerful one-click function to generate a final report from raw tracing data
  • Describes an insider’s experiences with storage system performance analysis and design with deep information of storage devices
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About this book

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

About the authors

Jun Xu got his B.S. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Control from Southeast University (China) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), respectively. He is a Lead Consultant Specialist in Hongkong-Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and was a Principal Engineer in Western Digital. Before that, he was with Data Storage Institute, Nanyang Technological University, and National University of Singapore for research and development. He has multi-discipline knowledge and solid experiences in complex system modeling and simulation, data analytics, data center, cloud storage, and IoT. He has published over 50 international papers and 15 US patents (applications) and 1 monograph. He is an editor of the journal Unmanned Systems and was a committee member of several international conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE and a certificated FRM.

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3928-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3927-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach with MATLAB/Python Tools
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jun Xu
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3928-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3928-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3927-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 271
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations
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