A New Query Optimization Strategy

From: liang han <han_at_helios.usq.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 23:50:46 GMT
Message-ID: <han.755826646_at_helios>

A new query processing strategy for relational database systems is proposed which combines the System R strategy and the Wong-  algorithm. It improves efficiency of query evaluation, in particular for nested queries and complex queries (possibly by orders of magnitude). Furthermore, it is possible (in the future) to generalize this method to deductive database systems, active database systems, object oriented database systems and other extensible database systems.

This paper is to appear in Proc. of 5th Australasian Database Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, Jan. 94. It is available though anonymous ftp:

under directory pub/cs/papers. The file is a postscript file named

(some figures are missing; but they can be easily constructed).

This paper may intrest implementors of relational database systems. I very much would like to see this method implemented, tested, and compared with traditional query evaluation strategies. Because of resource limit, in particular, lack of funding, it is not possible to implement this method here. Comments or collaborations are wellcome.

J L Han
Dept. of Math and Computing
University of Southern Queensland, Australia han_at_usq.edu.au Received on Tue Dec 14 1993 - 00:50:46 CET

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