Optimization of Query Processing with Cache Conscious Buffering Operator

  • Yoshishige Tsuji
  • Hideyuki Kawashima
  • Ikuo Takeuchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5999)


The difference between CPU access costs and memory access costs incurs performance degradations on RDBMS. One of the reason why instruction cache misses occur is the size of footprint on RDBMS operations does not fit into a L1 instruction cache. To solve this problem Zhou proposed the buffering operator which changes the order of operation executions.

Although the buffering operator is effective, it cannot be applied for RDBMS in the real business. It is because Zhou does not show an algorithm for optimizer to select the buffering operator.

Thus we realized the CC-Optimizer which includes an algorithm to appropriately select the buffering operator. Our contributions are the design of new algorithm on an optimizer and its implementation to RDBMS.

For experimental RDBMS, we used PostgreSQL as Zhou did, and our machine environment was Linux Kernel 2.6.15, CPU Intel Pentium 4(2.40GHz). The result of preliminary experiments showed that CC-Optimizer was effective. The performance improvement measured by using OSDL DBT-3, was 73.7% in the greatest result, and 17.5% in all queries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshishige Tsuji
    • 1
  • Hideyuki Kawashima
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ikuo Takeuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of Tokyo 
  2. 2.Graduate School of Systems and Information EngineeringUniversity of Tsukuba 
  3. 3.Center for Computational SciencesUniversity of Tsukuba 

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