Multimedia Data Storage
Data storage management, as one of the important functions in database management systems, is to manage data on disk in an efficient way to support data retrieval and data update. Multimedia data storage management is to manage continuous media data (audio/video) on disk. The uniqueness of multimedia data storage management is, in a multiuser environment, how to arrange the data storage to support a continuous retrieval of large continuous media data from disk to be displayed on screen, at a pre-specified rate, without any disruptions, which is also called hiccup-free display.
In a multimedia environment, the continuous media needs to be retrieved and displayed continuously. As magnetic disks are used as the mass storage device for multimedia data, zoning is one approach to increase the storage capacity of magnetic disks. Here, zones of a disk drive are different regions of the disk drive that usually have different transfer rates. A number of studies...
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