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The Design of the Postgres Storage System

Michael Stonebraker

Summary by: Steve Gribble and Armando Fox

One-line summary: A novel storage system for Postgres is presented - transactions are supported without needing WAL (instantaneous crash recovery), full history of database can be kept, and the design is of many asynchronous processes, enabling parallelism.


A cool storage system - much simpler than ARIES, although much less rigorously presented and analyzed.


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