SharedDB: Killing One Thousand Queries With One Stone

Provided by: VLD Digital
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
Traditional database systems are built around the query-at-a-time model. This approach tries to optimize performance in a best-effort way. Unfortunately, best effort is not good enough for many modern applications. These applications require response time guarantees in high load situations. This paper describes the design of a new database architecture that is based on batching queries and shared computation across possibly hundreds of concurrent queries and updates. Performance experiments with the TPC-W benchmark show that the performance of the authors' implementation, SharedDB, is indeed robust across a wide range of dynamic workloads.

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