Variable Length Compression for Bitmap Indices

@inproceedings{Corrales2011VariableLC,
  title={Variable Length Compression for Bitmap Indices},
  author={Fabian Corrales and David Chiu and Jason Sawin},
  booktitle={DEXA},
  year={2011}
}
Modern large-scale applications are generating staggering amounts of data. In an effort to summarize and index these data sets, databases often use bitmap indices. These indices have become widely adopted due to their dual properties of (1) being able to leverage fast bit-wise operations for query processing and (2) compressibility. Today, two pervasive bitmap compression schemes employ a variation of run-length encoding, aligned over bytes (BBC) and words (WAH), respectively. While BBC… CONTINUE READING
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