Tuning database design for high performance

Philippe Bonnet, Dennis Shasha

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Abstract

In fields ranging from arbitrage to sensor processing, speed of access to data can determine success or failure. Database tuning is the activity of making a database system run faster. Like optimization activities in other areas of computer science and engineering, database tuning must work within certain constraints. Just as compiler optimizers, for example, cannot directly change the underlying hardware but can change register allocations, database tuners cannot change the underlying database management system software, but can make use of the options it offers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing Handbook, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationInformation Systems and Information Technology
PublisherCRC Press
Pages9-1-9-15
ISBN (Electronic)9781439898567
ISBN (Print)9781439898543
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Bonnet, P., & Shasha, D. (2014). Tuning database design for high performance. In Computing Handbook, Third Edition: Information Systems and Information Technology (pp. 9-1-9-15). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16768