An experimental consideration of the use of the transrelational™ model for data warehousing

Victor Gonzalez-Castro, Lachlan M. MacKinnon, David H. Marwick

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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the research community in the utilisation of alternative data models that abandon the relational record storage and manipulation structure. The authors have already reported experimental considerations of the behavior of Relational, Binary Relational and Associative models within the context of Data Warehousing, to address issues of storage efficiency and combinatorial explosion through data repetition. In this paper we present an implementation of the Transrelational™ model, based on the public domain definition provided by C.J. Date, which we believe to be the first reported instantiation of the model. Following the presentation of the implementation, we also present the results of performance tests utilising a set of metrics for Data Warehouse environments, which are compared against a traditional N-ary Relational implementation. The experiment is based on the standard and widely-accepted TPC-H data set. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible and Efficient Information Handling - 23rd British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 23, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Volume4042 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event23rd British National Conference on Databases - Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jul 200620 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4042 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference23rd British National Conference on Databases
Abbreviated titleBNCOD 23
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast, Northern Ireland


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