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Optimizing Unix Database File Operations
May/June 1994 (vol. 11 no. 3)
pp. 48-56

Ratfiles (RATional FILE System) by-passes the Unix kernel to perform database-file operations at nearly twice the speed of conventional file systems and offers several techniques, including atomic write and write-order discipline, to improve data integrity.

Index Terms:
Unix; data integrity; database management systems; optimisation; Unix database file operations optimization; Ratfiles; Rational File System; Unix kernel; atomic write; write-order discipline; data integrity
Citation:
Jason Gait, "Optimizing Unix Database File Operations," IEEE Software, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 48-56, May-June 1994, doi:10.1109/52.281709
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