Re: Whatever happened to BS-12?

From: Aloha Kakuikanu <>
Date: 21 Nov 2006 10:12:19 -0800
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jlfoster wrote:
> And how in hell did System R (and the SQL nightmare) get so popular? Feh.

Cost based optimization (enumerating join orders and evaluating their cost) AFAIK is credited to System R. This contribution alone overweights all that vague talk about "superior null and duplicate treatments". Ironically, some of IBM competitors were running for quite a while sucessfully with a very unsophisticated optimizer! Received on Tue Nov 21 2006 - 19:12:19 CET

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