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A Mixed Fragmentation Methodology for Initial Distributed Database Design
, 1995
"... We define mixed fragmentation as a process of simultaneously applying the horizontal and vertical fragmentation on a relation. It can be achieved in one of two ways: by performing horizontal fragmentation followed by vertical fragmentation or by performing vertical fragmentation followed by horizont ..."
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We define mixed fragmentation as a process of simultaneously applying the horizontal and vertical fragmentation on a relation. It can be achieved in one of two ways: by performing horizontal fragmentation followed by vertical fragmentation or by performing vertical fragmentation followed by horizontal fragmentation. The need for mixed fragmentation arises in distributed databases because database users usually access subsets of data which are vertical and horizontal fragments of global relations and there is a need to process queries or transactions that would access these fragments optimally. We present algorithms for generating candidate vertical and horizontal fragmentation schemes and propose a methodology for distributed database design using these fragmentation schemes. When applied together these schemes form a grid. This grid consisting of cells is then merged to form mixed fragments so as to minimize the number of disk accesses required to process the distributed transactions....
A Formal Approach to the Vertical Partitioning Problem in Distributed Database Design
 In Technical Report. CIS Dept, Univ. of
, 1993
"... The design of distributed databases is an optimization problem requiring solutions to several interrelated problems: data fragmentation, allocation, and local optimization. Each problem can be solved with several different approaches thereby making the distributed database design a very difficult ta ..."
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The design of distributed databases is an optimization problem requiring solutions to several interrelated problems: data fragmentation, allocation, and local optimization. Each problem can be solved with several different approaches thereby making the distributed database design a very difficult task. Although there is a large body of work on the design of data fragmentation, most of them are either ad hoc solutions or formal solutions for special cases (e. g., binary vertical partitioning). In this paper, we address the problem of nary vertical partitioning problem and derive an objective function that generalizes and subsumes earlier work. The objective function derived in this paper is being used for developing heuristic algorithms that can be shown to satisfy the objective function. The objective function is also being used for comparing previously proposed algorithms for vertical partitioning. We first derive an objective function that is suited to distributed transaction proces...