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Re: Book about query processing / query optimization searched

From: MeBuggyYouJane <gnuoytr_at_rcn.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:15:32 -0400
Message-ID: <OYKdnVBNqbCGpY3anZ2dnUVZ_hWdnZ2d@rcn.net>


--CELKO-- wrote:
> Database Tuning by Dennis Shasha $ Philippe Bonnet (ISBN
> 1-55860-753-6) is a pretty good overview. But I would head for
> academic publications like TODS from ACM and look at articles. Cheap,
> fast storage and parallelism in the hardware is changing everything.
>
> --CELKO--
>
>
>

hmmm. You've been following my sundry blogging?? :) Just kidding. But not about the point. I don't follow hardware all that closely; then I ran across a reference to an interview with Linus Torvalds, which I read. In it, he referred to file systems and the looming presence of solid state disks.

Which got me to thinking: if there's no rotational delay in the file system, then what happens to the standard objection to the Relational Database; joins are toooooo sloooow. And then, why not, finally, follow the mantra: one fact, one place, one time?

Mayhaps this will shut up the knuckleheads. Received on Fri Oct 12 2007 - 22:15:32 CDT

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