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Level 400: Diving into
Voron
Oren Eini
ayende@ayende.com ayende.com/blog
Hibernating Rhinos
Voron is…
 Low level key / value store
 Transactional / ACID
 MVCC
 Multi layers
WHY?!
background
 LevelDB
 LMDB
 Esent
Seeks are slow
 0.01 ms – Compress 1kb with Zippy
 0.25 ms – Read 1 MB from memory
 0.50 ms – Ping inside data center
...
Binary Trees, Eh?
F
B
A
D
C
E
G
H
I
B+ Trees
Implementation
 4KB Pages
 B+ Tree
 Page translation table
 MVCC
 Journal file
 Scratch file
 Memory mapped
Modifying the tree
 Find appropriate #to modify.
 Get a scratch page, copy #to scratch page.
 Register scratch #with th...
#0 -> #3
#1 -> #1
#0 -> #3
#1 -> #5
Background
 Find pages in scratch that have no one looking at
older versions of them.
 Copy to data file.
 Clear the sc...
How it works
 Only I/O during commits is a single write
through, compressed, of data to journal.
 Moving data to data fi...
Missing the forest
 Voron isn’t a B+ Tree system.
 It doesn’t have a tree, it has trees. Plural.
 <blink>Important</bli...
Falling trees
 Single root tree
 Contain many additional trees.
 Tree is similar to a table.
 Operations on tree:
 Ad...
How it works?
With indexes
Finding stuff
* Not the most efficient method
So, Voron has trees…
 Root tree
 Free Space tree
 Contains references to named trees
 Enough?
 Tree of trees
 MultiA...
Why multi trees?
 Optimization – if has just 1 item (and no value) can
directly use the parent tree store.
 Store multip...
Iterating multi trees
What voron does?
 Opens up a lot of interesting scenarios.
 We have far better control over persistence now.
 Very low ...
What it does not?
 It isn’t about Linux. It can’t run on Linux*.
 Need to implment:
 PosixPureMemoryPager
 PosixPageFi...
the cloud story…
 Scratch / temp usage
 Utilize fast local drives that can go away.
 Slow I/O only hold us for tx commi...
Summary
 Voron learned from LevelDB, LMDB, Esent.
 Journal for Atomicity, Consistency & Durability.
 MVCC for Consisten...
Questions?
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How Voron works: Insight into the new RavenDB storage engine

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In this Level 400 talk, we go deep into how Voron is implemented, including all the gory details of creating a high performance transnational storage.

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How Voron works: Insight into the new RavenDB storage engine

  1. 1. Level 400: Diving into Voron Oren Eini ayende@ayende.com ayende.com/blog Hibernating Rhinos
  2. 2. Voron is…  Low level key / value store  Transactional / ACID  MVCC  Multi layers
  3. 3. WHY?!
  4. 4. background  LevelDB  LMDB  Esent
  5. 5. Seeks are slow  0.01 ms – Compress 1kb with Zippy  0.25 ms – Read 1 MB from memory  0.50 ms – Ping inside data center  10.0 ms – Disk seek  10.0 ms – Read 1 MB from network  30.0 ms – Read 1 MB from disk
  6. 6. Binary Trees, Eh? F B A D C E G H I
  7. 7. B+ Trees
  8. 8. Implementation  4KB Pages  B+ Tree  Page translation table  MVCC  Journal file  Scratch file  Memory mapped
  9. 9. Modifying the tree  Find appropriate #to modify.  Get a scratch page, copy #to scratch page.  Register scratch #with the old ## in #translation table (PTT).  Modify the #as you wish.  On commit, the PTT becomes publicly visible.  All changed pages are written to journal file.  If rollback, revert to previous PTT, release scratch pages, done.
  10. 10. #0 -> #3 #1 -> #1 #0 -> #3 #1 -> #5
  11. 11. Background  Find pages in scratch that have no one looking at older versions of them.  Copy to data file.  Clear the scratch space.
  12. 12. How it works  Only I/O during commits is a single write through, compressed, of data to journal.  Moving data to data file is done in async.  No need to call fsync().  Full & incremental backups.
  13. 13. Missing the forest  Voron isn’t a B+ Tree system.  It doesn’t have a tree, it has trees. Plural.  <blink>Important</blink>
  14. 14. Falling trees  Single root tree  Contain many additional trees.  Tree is similar to a table.  Operations on tree:  Add(key, value)  Del(key, value)  Find(key) : value  Iterate() (Seek,Next, Prev)
  15. 15. How it works?
  16. 16. With indexes
  17. 17. Finding stuff * Not the most efficient method
  18. 18. So, Voron has trees…  Root tree  Free Space tree  Contains references to named trees  Enough?  Tree of trees  MultiAdd, MultiDelete, MultiRead
  19. 19. Why multi trees?  Optimization – if has just 1 item (and no value) can directly use the parent tree store.  Store multiple items for a single value.
  20. 20. Iterating multi trees
  21. 21. What voron does?  Opens up a lot of interesting scenarios.  We have far better control over persistence now.  Very low level (bits & bytes).  Very fast!  Concurrency benefits:  Reads  Writes*  * Yet Voron allows only a single writer!
  22. 22. What it does not?  It isn’t about Linux. It can’t run on Linux*.  Need to implment:  PosixPureMemoryPager  PosixPageFileBackedMemoryMappedPager  PosixMemoryMapPager  Waiting for big Linux push post 3.0 release.
  23. 23. the cloud story…  Scratch / temp usage  Utilize fast local drives that can go away.  Slow I/O only hold us for tx commit (and we optimized that).
  24. 24. Summary  Voron learned from LevelDB, LMDB, Esent.  Journal for Atomicity, Consistency & Durability.  MVCC for Consistency & Isolation.  Root tree, named tress, multi trees.
  25. 25. Questions?

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