Paper Review: The Gamma Database Machine Project

Title and Author of Paper The Gamma Database Machine Project. David J. DeWitt et al. Summary This paper presents the research undertaken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop a scalable database architecture. The paper presents novel methods for scaling a database cluster using a shared-nothing architecture, and for using hash-based join algorithms to parallelize the workload across the cluster. What are the motivations for this work? The motivation behind Gamma was to support horizontally scalable database using commodity parts. [Read More]