Performance Enhancements to a Relational Database System

  title={Performance Enhancements to a Relational Database System},
  author={Michael Stonebraker and John Woodfill and Jeff Ranstrom and Marguerite C. Murphy and Marc Meyer and Eric Allman},
  journal={ACM Trans. Database Syst.},
In this paper we examine four performance enhancements to a database management system: dynamic compilation, microcoded routines, a special-purpose file system, and a special-purpose operating system. All were examined in the context of the INGRES database management system. Benchmark timings that are included suggest the attractiveness of dynamic… CONTINUE READING