PRISMA/DB: A Parallel Main-Memory Relational DBMS

Peter M.G. Apers, Jan Flokstra, Carel A. van den Berg, P.W.P.J. Grefen, A.N. Wilschut, Martin L. Kersten, C.A. van den Berg

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)541-554
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

Keywords

  • DB-PDB: PARALLEL DATABASES
  • DB-DFDB: DISTRIBUTED OR FEDERATED DATABASES
  • METIS-118725
  • IR-55724
  • EWI-6251

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