A Comparison of Knives for Bread Slicing

  title={A Comparison of Knives for Bread Slicing},
  author={Alekh Jindal and Endre Palatinus and Vladimir Pavlov and Jens Dittrich},
Vertical partitioning is a crucial step in physical database design in row-oriented databases. A number of vertical partitioning algorithms have been proposed over the last three decades for a variety of niche scenarios. In principle, the underlying problem remains the same: decompose a table into one or more vertical partitions. However, it is not clear how good different vertical partitioning algorithms are in comparison to each other. In fact, it is not even clear how to experimentally… CONTINUE READING
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