Donald R. Slutz

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This paper introduces an efficient technique called “stack processing” that can be used in the cost-performance evaluation of a large class of storage hierarchies. The technique depends on a classification of page replacement algorithms as “stack algorithms” for which various properties are derived. These properties may be of use in the general areas of(More)
Deterministic testing of SQL database systems is human intensive and cannot adequately cover the SQL input domain. A system (RAGS), was built to stochastically generate valid SQL statements 1 million times faster than a human and execute them. This paper describes RAGS and the results from turning it lose on several commercial SQL systems. 1. Testing SQL is(More)
An earlier paper described the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s (SDSS) data management needs [Szalay1] by defining twenty database queries and twelve data visualization tasks that a good data management system should support. We built a database and interfaces to support both the query load and also a website for ad-hoc access. This paper reports on the database(More)
Recently, techniques have been developed for estimating confidence intervals when simulating stochastic systems having a regenerative structure. These techniques are applied to the simulation of a queuing model of a computer system’s automated tape library. Theoretical and practical issues related to the application of these techniques are addressed. An(More)
The Microsoft TerraServer stores aerial and satellite images of the earth in a SQL Server Database served to the public via the Internet. It is the world’s largest atlas, combining five terabytes of image data from the United States Geodetic Survey, Sovinformsputnik, and Encarta Virtual GlobeTM. Internet browsers provide intuitive spatial and gazetteer(More)
System R supports a high-level relational user language called SQL which may be used by ad hoc users at terminals or as an embedded data sublanguage in PL/I or COBOL. Host-language programs with embedded SQL statements are processed by the System R precompiler which replaces the SQL statements by calls to a machine-language access module. The precompilation(More)