Bitmap Indexes

  • Darl Kuhn
  • Sam R. Alapati
  • Bill Padfield


Bitmap indexes are best suited for data warehouse or decision support systems (DSS). Common to the data warehouse is the star schema, in which a central fact table contains all the detailed information for a particular subject, such as customer revenue, and the number of related dimension tables containing associated reference type data on a particular dimension, such as time or geography. In a star schema, the dimension tables are the parent and the central fact table is the child table.

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© Darl Kuhn, Sam R. Alapati and Bill Padfield 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darl Kuhn
    • 1
  • Sam R. Alapati
    • 2
  • Bill Padfield
    • 3
  1. 1.MorrisonUSA
  2. 2.Flower MoundUSA
  3. 3.AuroraUSA

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