Robust Estimation of Resource Consumption for SQL Queries using Statistical Techniques

Provided by: VLD Digital
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
The ability to estimate resource consumption of SQL queries is crucial for a number of tasks in a database system such as admission control, query scheduling and costing during query optimization. Recent work has explored the use of statistical techniques for resource estimation in place of the manually constructed cost models used in query optimization. Such techniques, which require as training data examples of resource usage in queries, offer the promise of superior estimation accuracy since they can account for factors such as hardware characteristics of the system or bias in cardinality estimates.

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