PRISMA/DB: a parallel, main memory relational DBMS


Apers, Peter M.G. and Berg, Carel A. van den and Flokstra, Jan and Grefen, Paul W.P.J. and Kersten, Martin L. and Wilschut, Annita N. (1992) PRISMA/DB: a parallel, main memory relational DBMS. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 4 (6). pp. 541-554. ISSN 1041-4347

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Abstract:PRISMA/DB, a full-fledged parallel, main memory relational database management system (DBMS) is described. PRISMA/DB's high performance is obtained by the use of parallelism for query processing and main memory storage of the entire database. A flexible architecture for experimenting with functionality and performance is obtained using a modular implementation of the system in an object-oriented programming language. The design and implementation of PRISMA/DB are described in detail. A performance evaluation of the system shows that the system is comparable to other state-of-the-art database machines. The prototype implementation of the system runs on a 100-node parallel multiprocessor
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