Paper Review: Access Path Selection in a Relational Database Management System

Title and Author of Paper Access Path Selection in a Relational Database Management System. P. G. Selinger et al. Summary This paper describes methods of the SQL query optimizer for determining the cost of satisfying a query. It also describes methods for choosing among several competing methods. What are the motivations for this work? SQL is a high-level language where requests for data are stated non-procedurally. The user is not expected to need any knowledge of how the data is stored in the database or how it is retrieved. [Read More]