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On the performance of bitmap indices for high cardinality attributes

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On the performance of bitmap indices for high cardinality attributes
It is well established that bitmap indices are efficient for read-only attributes with low attribute cardinalities. For an attribute with a high cardinality, the size of the bitmap index can be very large. To overcome this size problem, specialized compression schemes are used. Even though there are empirical evidences that some of these compression schemes work well, there has not been any systematic analysis of their effectiveness. In this paper, we systematically analyze the two most efficient bitmap compression techniques, the Byte-aligned Bitmap Code (BBC) and the Word-Aligned Hybrid (WAH) code. Our analyses show that both compression schemes can be optimal. We propose a novel strategy to select the appropriate algorithms so that this optimality is achieved in practice. In addition, our analyses and tests show that the compressed indices are relatively small compared with commonly used indices such as B-trees. Given these facts, we conclude that bitmap index is efficient on attr...
Kesheng Wu, Ekow J. Otoo, Arie Shoshani
Added 02 Jul 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where VLDB
Authors Kesheng Wu, Ekow J. Otoo, Arie Shoshani
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