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BlowFish: Dynamic Storage-Performance Tradeoff in Data Stores
13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’16). March 16–18, 2016, Santa Clara, CA, USA..
Anurag Khandelwal, Rachit Agarwal, Ion Stoica
University of California, Berkeley
We present BlowFish, a distributed data store that admits a smooth tradeoff between storage and performance for point queries. What makes BlowFish unique is its ability to navigate along this tradeoff curve efficiently at fine-grained time scales with low computational overhead.
Achieving a smooth and dynamic storage-performance tradeoff enables a wide range of applications. We apply BlowFish to several such applications from real-world production clusters: (i) as a data recovery mechanism during failures: in practice, BlowFish requires 5.4× lower bandwidth and 2.5× lower repair time compared to stateof-the-art erasure codes, while reducing the storage cost of replication from 3× to 1.9×; and (ii) data stores with spatially-skewed and time-varying workloads (e.g., due to object popularity and/or transient failures): we show that navigating the storage-performance tradeoff achieves higher system-wide utility (e.g., throughput) than selectively caching hot objects.
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