Using Functional Dependencies for Reducing the Size of a Data Cube

  • Eve Garnaud
  • Sofian Maabout
  • Mohamed Mosbah
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7153)


Functional dependencies (FD’s) are a powerful concept in data organization. They have been proven very useful in e.g., relational databases for reducing data redundancy. Little work however has been done so far for using them in the context of data cubes. In the present paper, we propose to characterize the parts of a data cube to be materialized with the help of the FD’s present in the underlying data. For this purpose, we consider two applications: (i) how to choose the best cuboids of a data cube to materialize in order to guarantee a fixed performance of queries and, (ii) how to choose the best tuples, hence partial cuboids, in order to reduce the size of the data cube without loosing information. In both cases we show how FD’s are fundamental.


Functional Dependency Query Evaluation Data Cube Fact Table Aggregate Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eve Garnaud
    • 1
  • Sofian Maabout
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohamed Mosbah
    • 1
  1. 1.LaBRI, CNRS, UMR 5800University of BordeauxTalenceFrance
  2. 2.INRIA-Bordeaux Sud OuestFrance

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