Efficient Distribution of Full-Fledged XQuery

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Efficient Distribution of Full-Fledged XQuery
Abstract-- We investigate techniques to automatically decompose any XQuery query into subqueries, that can be executed near their data sources; i.e., function-shipping. In this scenario, the subqueries being executed remotely may have XML nodevalued parameters or results, that must be shipped in some way. The main challenge addressed here is to ensure that the decomposed queries properly respect XML node identity and preserve structural properties, when (parts of) XML nodes are sent over the network, effectively copying them. We start by precisely characterizing the conditions, under which pass-by-value parameter passing causes semantic differences between remote execution of an XQuery expression and its local execution. We then formulate a conservative strategy that effectively avoids decomposition in such cases. To broaden the possibilities of query distribution, we extend the pass-byvalue semantics to a pass-by-fragment semantics, which keeps better track of node identities and stru...
Ying Zhang, Nan Tang, Peter A. Boncz
Added 20 Oct 2009
Updated 20 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICDE
Authors Ying Zhang, Nan Tang, Peter A. Boncz
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