The Database Architecture Jigsaw Puzzle

@article{Kersten2008TheDA,
  title={The Database Architecture Jigsaw Puzzle},
  author={Martin L. Kersten},
  journal={2008 IEEE 24th International Conference on Data Engineering},
  year={2008},
  pages={3-4}
}
Each DBMS represents a solution in a design space covering hundreds of parameters. The sheer size of this space leaves large parts unexplored, but also requires courage. The open-source MonetDB system is used to exemplify the pitfalls and opportunities of such an exploration into the realm of column-stores. We illustrate the vistas of high-risk projects based on radical changes in the design parameters, e.g., database cracking for self-organization, informative query summaries and database… CONTINUE READING