This book is focused on the performance evaluation of database machines, i.e., special-purpose architectures specifically meant to improve the efficiency of database applications. The topic is of primary interest because of the need to compare these systems among themselves and with traditional database management systems. The book gathers the experience of several European research groups in modeling and analyzing the database machine architectures they have proposed. It deals both with the main methodological issues and with the detailed analysis of some relevant problems. It also includes an extensive annotated bibliography with more than one hundred references and several keys for the access to the literature.
Contents: Introduction.- Evaluation Criteria and Performance Indexes.- Modeling and Measuring Methodologies.- Database Workload Modeling.- A Procedural Strategy for Data Base Machine Analysis.- A Performance Study on Host-Backend Communications.- Performance Modeling of the DBMAC Architecture.- Analysis of Filtering Efficiency in the Database Machine VERSO.- A Technique for Analyzing Query Execution in a Multiprocessor Database Machine.- Data Base Machine Design and Performance Evaluation.- Annotated Bibliography.
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 24th June 1987
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: Annotated