Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented Database Management System

Wednesday Mar 3rd 2010 by Staff

Storing data in columns rather than rows offers better performance for very large datasets and can be more cost effective as well.

Sybase: The data explosion in the last few years is well documented. Unfortunately, as enterprise data warehouses grow, the analysis and reporting tools which use that data can slow. However, a columnar approach to database management can alleviate some of those problems.

This white paper compares row-based and column-based approaches to databases and elaborates the benefits of the column-oriented method.

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