, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 63-74

Application of hash to data base machine and its architecture

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In this paper we discuss the application of the dynamic clustering feature of hash to a relational data base machine. By partitioning the relation using hash, large load reductions in join and set operations are realized. Several machine architectures based on hash are presented. We propose a data base machineGRACE which adopts a novel relational algebraic processing algorithm based on hash and sort. Whereas conventional logic-per-track machines perform poorly in a join dominant environment,GRACE can execute join efficiently inO(N+M/K) time, whereN andM are the cardinalities of two relations andK the number of memory banks.