The Oracle Universal Server Buffer.

William Bridge, Ashok Joshi, M. Keihl, Tirthankar Lahiri, Juan Loaiza, N. MacNaughton: The Oracle Universal Server Buffer. VLDB 1997: 590-594
  author    = {William Bridge and
               Ashok Joshi and
               M. Keihl and
               Tirthankar Lahiri and
               Juan Loaiza and
               N. MacNaughton},
  editor    = {Matthias Jarke and
               Michael J. Carey and
               Klaus R. Dittrich and
               Frederick H. Lochovsky and
               Pericles Loucopoulos and
               Manfred A. Jeusfeld},
  title     = {The Oracle Universal Server Buffer},
  booktitle = {VLDB'97, Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, August 25-29, 1997, Athens, Greece},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1997},
  isbn      = {1-55860-470-7},
  pages     = {590-594},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/BridgeJKLLM97.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/97},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


The buffer manager is integral to the performance, scalability, and reliability of Oracle's Universal Data Server, a high performance object-relational database manager that provides robust data-management services for a variety of applications and tools. The rich functionality of the Universal Data Server poses special challenges to the design of the buffer manager. Buffer management algorithms must be scalable and effcient across a broad spectrum of OLTP, decision support, and multimedia workloads which impose very different concurrency, throughput and bandwidth requirements. The need for portability across a wide range of platforms further complicates buffer management; the database server must run effciently with buffer pool sizes ranging from 50 buffers to several million buffers and on a wide variety of architectures including uniprocessors, shared-disk clusters, message-passing MPP systems, and shared-memory multiprocessors.

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