Zeynep Korkmaz, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Analysis on graphs have powerful impact on solving many social and scientific problems, and applications often perform expensive traversals on large scale graphs. Caching approaches on top of persistent storage are among the classical solutions to handle high request throughput. However, graph processing applications have poor access locality, and caching algorithms do not improve disk I/O sufficiently. We present GAL, a graph-aware layout for disk-resident graph databases that generates a storage layout for large-scale graphs on disk with the objective of increasing locality of disk blocks and reducing the number of I/O operations for transactional workloads.