Optimizing database architecture for the new bottleneck: memory access

@article{Manegold2000OptimizingDA,
  title={Optimizing database architecture for the new bottleneck: memory access},
  author={Stefan Manegold and Peter A. Boncz and Martin L. Kersten},
  journal={The VLDB Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={231-246}
}
Abstract. In the past decade, advances in the speed of commodity CPUs have far out-paced advances in memory latency. Main-memory access is therefore increasingly a performance bottleneck for many computer applications, including database systems. In this article, we use a simple scan test to show the severe impact of this bottleneck. The insights gained are translated into guidelines for database architecture, in terms of both data structures and algorithms. We discuss how vertically fragmented… 
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