Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2001)
Jan. 3, 2001 to Jan. 6, 2001
In this paper, we present a practical view of denormalization, and provide fundamental guidelines for incorporating denormalization. We have suggested, using denormalization as an intermediate step between logical and physical modeling to be used as an analytic procedure for the design of the applications requirements criteria. Relational algebra and query trees are used to examine the effect on the performance of relational systems. The guidelines and methodology presented are sufficiently general, and they can be applicable to most databases. It is concluded that denormalization can enhance query performance when it is deployed with a complete understanding of application requirements.
Key word: Database Design, Relational Database Management Systems, Information System, Denormalization, Data Warehousing, Query Tree, Relational Algebra
S. Shin and G. Sanders, "Denormalization Effects on Performance of RDBMS," Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2001, pp. 3013.