Disk trends will drive the need for column stores

Monday Oct 1st 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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This post discusses how trends in disk drive technology will eventually compel vendors that take decision support queries seriously to adopt column-store architecture.

[From The Database Column]

In a recent post, Sam Madden explained the benefits that column-store architecture offers decision support applications. Summarizing briefly, columns stores have two significant advantages over row stores for such applications: First, only the columns needed by a query need to be read from disk; second, column stores, by their very nature, can be compressed much more effectively than row stores.

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