An Efficient Zoning Technique for Multi-dimensional Access Methods

  • Byunggu Yu
  • Seon Ho Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3888)


In emerging database applications that deal with large sets of multidimensional data, the performance of the query system significantly depends on the performance of its access methods and the underlying disk system. In recent years, hard disks are manufactured with multiple physical zones, where seek times and data transfer rates vary significantly across the zones. However, there is a marked lack of investigation on how to optimize multidimensional access methods given a zoned disk model. The paper proposes a novel dynamic zoning technique called DMD-Zoning that can be applied to a variety of multidimensional access methods and that can fully utilize zoning characteristics of hard disks for busy multi-user database systems.


Index Structure Range Query Access Method Query Performance Data Transfer Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byunggu Yu
    • 1
  • Seon Ho Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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