Performance Enhancements to a Relational Database System.

Michael Stonebraker, John Woodfill, Jeff Ranstrom, Marguerite C. Murphy, Marc Meyer, Eric Allman: Performance Enhancements to a Relational Database System. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 8(2): 167-185(1983)
  author    = {Michael Stonebraker and
               John Woodfill and
               Jeff Ranstrom and
               Marguerite C. Murphy and
               Marc Meyer and
               Eric Allman},
  title     = {Performance Enhancements to a Relational Database System},
  journal   = {ACM Trans. Database Syst.},
  volume    = {8},
  number    = {2},
  year      = {1983},
  pages     = {167-185},
  ee        = {, db/journals/tods/StonebrakerWRMMA83.html},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


In this paper we examine four performance enhancements to a database management system: dynamic compilation, microcoded routines, a special-purpose fiie system, and a special-purpose operating system. All were examined in the context of the INGRES database management system. Benchmark timings that are included suggest the attractiveness of dynamic compilation and a special-purpose file system. Microcode and a special-purpose operating system are analyzed and appear to be of more limited utility in the INGRES context.

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