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    The BUCKY object-relational benchmark

    Carey, M.J. and DeWitt, D.J. and Naughton, J.F. and Asgarian, M. and Brown, Paul and Gehrke, J. and Shah, D. (1997) The BUCKY object-relational benchmark. In: Peckham, J. (ed.) SIGMOD 1997: Proceedings ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 135-146.

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    Abstract

    According to various trade journals and corporate marketing machines, we are now on the verge of a revolution—the object-relational database revolution. Since we believe that no one should face a revolution without appropriate armaments, this paper presents BUCKY, a new benchmark for object-relational database systems. BUCKY is a query-oriented benchmark that tests many of the key features offered by object-relational systems, including row types and inheritance, references and path expressions, sets of atomic values and of references, methods and late binding, and user-defined abstract data types and their methods. To test the maturity of object-relational technology relative to relational technology, we provide both an object-relational version of BUCKY and a relational equivalent thereof (i.e., a relational BUCKY simulation). Finally, we briefly discuss the initial performance results and lessons that resulted from applying BUCKY to one of the early object-relational database system products.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 18:23
    Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021 18:23
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43266

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