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Projection Pushing Revisited

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Projection Pushing Revisited
The join operation, which combines tuples from multiple relations, is the most fundamental and, typically, the most expensive operation in database queries. The standard approach to join-query optimization is cost based, which requires developing a cost model, assigning an estimated cost to each queryprocessing plan, and searching in the space of all plans for a plan of minimal cost. Two other approaches can be found in the database-theory literature. The first approach, initially proposed by Chandra and Merlin, focused on minimizing the number of joins rather then on selecting an optimal join order. Unfortunately, this approach requires a homomorphism test, which itself is NP-complete, and has not been pursued in practical query processing. The second, more recent, approach focuses on structural properties of the query in order to find a project-join order that will minimize the size of intermediate results during query evaluation. For example, it is known that for Boolean project-joi...
Benjamin J. McMahan, Guoqiang Pan, Patrick Porter,
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where EDBT
Authors Benjamin J. McMahan, Guoqiang Pan, Patrick Porter, Moshe Y. Vardi
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