Patents by Inventor Philip J. Benton

Philip J. Benton has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9851923
    Abstract: A combination of non-persistent-based and persistent-based schemes are used to effectively manage volatile storages which are conventionally managed solely by using non-persistent schemes (e.g., LRU schemes in cache memory). Generally, the persistent-based schemes can be based on persistent information associated with a non-volatile storage environment (e.g., persistent data temperatures associated with data stored in non-volatile storages). In this context, a persistent-based scheme can, for example, be effectively used in addition or combination with a conventional scheme provided for volatile memory. By way of example, a LRU scheme can be combined with a scheme based on persistent data temperatures in order to more effectively manage cache memory provided to enhance the performance of a system. As another example, a LRU, a LFU aging schemes can be combined with a scheme based on persistent data temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Shank, Steven B. Cohen, Donald Pederson, Philip J. Benton, Gary Lee Boggs, Albert O. Lam, Wayne R. Boyle
  • Patent number: 9720623
    Abstract: Techniques for management of data in multi-storage systems allow managing storage of data in one of the multiple storages (e.g., a HDD) based on the information associated with the storage and/or access of data (e.g., logical hits of data in a cache memory) in another one of the storages (e.g., a cache memory) of the multi-storage system. In one aspect, information associated with storage and/or access of data in a volatile (or non-persistent) storage environment is provided for managing the storage of data in a non-volatile (or persistent) storage environment. By way of example, data access information associated with a volatile storage environment (e.g., logical hits of data in a cache) can be effectively communicated to a non-volatile storage environment, for example, as information that can be indicative of data temperatures. Moreover, the information obtained from a non-volatile storage environment can be persistently stored for and/or in the non-volatile environment (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip J. Benton, Steven B. Cohen, Eric M. Shank, Albert O. Lam, Gary Lee Boggs, Donald Pederson, Wayne R. Boyle
  • Patent number: 9703505
    Abstract: Techniques for management of data in multi-storage systems allow managing storage of data in a first storage of multiple storages in a multi-storage system based on the temperature of the data (or data temperature) obtained for a second storage of the multiple storages in a multi-storage system. For example, in a multi-storage system that includes at least one non-volatile storage (e.g., one or more HDDs) and at least one volatile storage (e.g., a cache memory device), the storage of a particular data portion (e.g., a storage unit of data) for the at least one volatile storage can be managed based on a temperature of the data determined for the non-volatile storage. By way of example, persistent temperatures used for management of data in a non-volatile storage system (e.g., a multi-tier storage of a database system) can be used to effectively manage the storage of the data in a cache memory that is typically provided for improving performance by keeping data that is likely to be used in the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne R. Boyle, Philip J. Benton, Donald Pederson
  • Publication number: 20150186047
    Abstract: A combination of non-persistent-based and persistent-based schemes are used to effectively manage volatile storages which are conventionally managed solely by using non-persistent schemes (e.g., LRU schemes in cache memory). Generally, the persistent-based schemes can be based on persistent information associated with a non-volatile storage environment (e.g., persistent data temperatures associated with data stored in non-volatile storages). In this context, a persistent-based scheme can, for example, be effectively used in addition or combination with a conventional scheme provided for volatile memory. By way of example, a LRU scheme can be combined with a scheme based on persistent data temperatures in order to more effectively manage cache memory provided to enhance the performance of a system. As another example, a LRU, a LFU aging schemes can be combined with a scheme based on persistent data temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Teradata Corporation
    Inventors: Eric M. Shank, Steven B. Cohen, Donald Pederson, Philip J. Benton, Gary Lee Boggs, Albert O. Lam, Wayne R. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20150186046
    Abstract: Techniques for management of data in multi-storage systems allow managing storage of data in one of the multiple storages (e.g., a HDD) based on the information associated with the storage and/or access of data (e.g., logical hits of data in a cache memory) in another one of the storages (e.g., a cache memory) of the multi-storage system. In one aspect, information associated with storage and/or access of data in a volatile (or non-persistent) storage environment is provided for managing the storage of data in a non-volatile (or persistent) storage environment. By way of example, data access information associated with a volatile storage environment (e.g., logical hits of data in a cache) can be effectively communicated to a non-volatile storage environment, for example, as information that can be indicative of data temperatures. Moreover, the information obtained from a non-volatile storage environment can be persistently stored for and/or in the non-volatile environment (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Teradata Corporation
    Inventors: Philip J. Benton, Steven B. Cohen, Eric M. Shank, Albert O. Lam, Gary Lee Boggs, Donald Pederson, Wayne R. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20150186045
    Abstract: Techniques for management of data in multi-storage systems allow managing storage of data in a first storage of multiple storages in a multi-storage system based on the temperature of the data (or data temperature) obtained for a second storage of the multiple storages in a multi-storage system. For example, in a multi-storage system that includes at least one non-volatile storage (e.g., one or more HDDs) and at least one volatile storage (e.g., a cache memory device), the storage of a particular data portion (e.g., a storage unit of data) for the at least one volatile storage can be managed based on a temperature of the data determined for the non-volatile storage. By way of example, persistent temperatures used for management of data in a non-volatile storage system (e.g., a multi-tier storage of a database system) can be used to effectively manage the storage of the data in a cache memory that is typically provided for improving performance by keeping data that is likely to be used in the cache memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Teradata Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne R. Boyle, Philip J. Benton, Donald Pederson