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The State of the Storage Engine provides insight into the rapidly shifting landscape of data storage. It addresses why the standard textbook architecture is now being questioned and analyzes alternatives to the venerable B-tree Index, including the growing trend of log-structured merge trees.
Of course, no matter the underlying storage, there lies the classic iron triangle trade-off:
“You can have sequential reads without amplification, sequential writes without amplification, or an immutable write-once design—pick any two.”
And the reality is, in the world of Big Data, MySQL, NoSQL and countless alternatives, the most effective data storage requires a great deal of architectural creativity.
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