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Physical Database Design The Database Professional's Guide to Exploiting Indexes, Views, Storage, and More

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ISBN-10: 0123693896

ISBN-13: 9780123693891

Edition: 4th 2007

Authors: Toby J. Teorey, Tom Nadeau, Sam Lightstone

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The rapidly increasing volume of information contained in relational databases places a strain on databases, performance, and maintainability, and DBAs are under greater pressure than ever to optimize database structure for system performance and administration. Physical Database Design discusses the concept of how physical structures of databases affect performance and includes specific examples, guidelines, and best and worst practices for a variety of DBMSs and configurations. Something as simple as improving the table index design has a profound impact on performance. Every form of relational database, such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Data Mining (DM), or Management Resource Planning (MRP), can be improved using these methods * The first complete treatment on physical database design, written by the authors of the seminal, Database Modeling and Design: Logical Design, 4th edition. * Includes an introduction to the major concepts of physical database design as well as detailed examples, using methodologies and tools most popular for relational databases today: Oracle, DB2 (IBM), and SQL Server (Microsoft). * Focuses on physical database design for exploiting B+tree indexing, clustered indexes, multidimensional clustering (MDC), range partitioning, shared nothing partitioning, shared disk data placement, materialized views, bitmap indexes, automated design tools, and more!
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.25" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Toby J. Teorey is a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was general chair of the 1981 ACM SIGMOD Conference and program chair for the 1991 Entity-Relationship Conference. Professor Teorey's current research focuses on database design and data warehousing, OLAP, advanced database systems, and performance of computer networks. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.

Michael J Palmer is a Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer. He has worldwide medicinal chemistry and drug discovery based experience across many different therapeutic areas. He is a member of the drug discovery teams responsible for carduraTM, additional cardiovascular agents that progressed to man, and cardiovascular and antiviral agents in Phase I and II stages of development.Timothy NC Wells is Chief Scientific Officer at Medicines for Malaria Venture, Geneva, Switzerland.

Introduction to Physical Database Design
Basic Indexing Methods
Query Optimization and Plan Selection
Selecting Indexes
Selecting Materialized Views
Shared-nothing Partitioning
Range Partitioning
Multidimensional Clustering
The Interdependence Problem
Counting and Data Sampling in Physical Design Exploration
Query Execution Plans and Physical Design
Automated Physical Database Design
Down to the Metal: Server Resources and Topology
Physical Design for Decision Support, Warehousing, and OLAP
Denormalization
Distributed Data Allocation
A Simple Performance Model for Databases
Technical Comparison of DB2 HADR with Oracle Data Guard for Database Disaster Recovery