Portrait of Dushyanth Narayanan

Dushyanth Narayanan

Principal Researcher


I am a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. My current focus is on developing new cloud storage technologies based on optical storage that will disrupt today’s flash, hard disk, and tape based systems. In the recent past, I worked on the FaRM project which demonstrated distributed transactions with strong consistency, high availability, and great performance within the data center, and is now moving to production within Microsoft.






The traces used in the DiskEnergy (FAST’08), Everest (OSDI ’08) and SSD analysis (Eurosys ’09) papers are available from the SNIA IOTTA trace repository, under “Block I/O Traces“. Please read the README.txt file for details about the trace format, tracing methodology etc.

Erdős number

My Erdős number is 4.

  1. Dushyanth Narayanan, Eno Thereska, and Anastassia AilamakiContinuous resource monitoring for self-predicting DBMS. In Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2005), pages 239-248, Atlanta, GA, September 2005. IEEE Computer Society.
  2. Shimin Chen, Anastassia Ailamaki, Phillip B. Gibbons, and Todd C. Mowry. Improving hash join performance through prefetching. In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2004), pages 116-127, Boston, MA, March-April 2004. IEEE Computer Society.
  3. Noga Alon, Phillip B. Gibbons, Yossi Matias, and Mario Szegedy. Tracking join and self-join sizes in limited storage. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS 1999), pages 10-20, Philadelphia, PA, May 1999. ACM Press.
  4. Noga Alon and Paul Erdős. Disjoint Edges in Geometric Graphs. Discrete & Computational Geometry, 4: 287-290, 1989.
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