Column Stores for Wide and Sparse Data

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Column Stores for Wide and Sparse Data
While it is generally accepted that data warehouses and OLAP workloads are excellent applications for column-stores, this paper speculates that column-stores may well be suited for additional applications. In particular we observe that column-stores do not see a performance degradation when storing extremely wide tables, and column-stores handle sparse data very well. These two properties lead us to conjecture that column-stores may be good storage layers for Semantic Web data, XML data, and data with GEM-style schemas.
Daniel J. Abadi
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CIDR
Authors Daniel J. Abadi
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