Tuning database design for high performance

Philippe Bonnet, Dennis Shasha

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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
ISBN (Electronic)9781439898567
ISBN (Print)9781439898543
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Computer Science


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