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Design of indexes in a relational database management system is based on a workload analysis of all requests in a system. Each request is assigned a value of importance, and requests are broken into expressions, contexts and columns to facilitate identification of candidate indexes. Candidate indexes are compared to existing indexes to determine whether the existing indexes can be reused or modified. Candidate indexes are classified as hashed or sorted. Based on the index design, record placement is selected to be hashed, sorted or by default. Related indexes and tables are clustered and the clusters are sized to fit file areas. Cache buffers are also defined.

Title
Database index design based upon request importance and the reuse and modification of similar existing indexes
Application Number
7/886751
Publication Number
5404510
Application Date
May 21, 1992
Publication Date
April 4, 1995
Inventor
Sangam Pant
Nashua
NH, US
Gregory S Smith
Nashua
NH, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds
Assignee
Oracle Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/40
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