Aging Locality Awareness in Cost Estimation for Database Query Optimization

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9828)


A number of insertions, updates and deletions eventually deteriorate the structural efficiency of database storage, and then cause performance degradation. This phenomenon is called “aging.” In real-world database systems, aging often exhibits strong locality because of the inherent skewness of data access; specifically speaking, the cost of I/O operations is not uniform throughout the storage space. Potentially query execution cost is influenced by the aging. However, conventional query optimizers do not consider the aging locality; thus they cannot accurately estimate the cost of query execution plans at times. In this paper, we propose a novel method of cost estimation that has the key capability of accurately determining aging phenomena, even though such phenomena are non-uniformly incurred. Our experiment on PostgreSQL and TPC-H data sets showed that the proposed method can accurately estimate the query execution cost even if it is influenced by the aging.


Database systems Query optimizer Database aging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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