Paper Review: C-Store: A column-oriented DBMS

Title and Author of Paper C-Store: A column-oriented DBMS. Stonebraker et al. Summary In traditional databases, all attributes of a record (or tuple) are stored together as a contiguous block. When writing to disk, a single write pushes all fields of the record to disk. For the purposes of this paper, we call this type of DBMS a write-optimized system and this type of system works well for transactional processing. However, for querying data we can do better with a system that is read-optimized. [Read More]