Worst-Case Optimal Join Algorithms (Invited Talk)

Author Ke Yi

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Ke Yi
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

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Ke Yi. Worst-Case Optimal Join Algorithms (Invited Talk). In 31st International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2020). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 181, p. 2:1, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


Join is the most important operator in relational databases, and remains the most expensive one despite years of research and engineering efforts. Following the ground-breaking work of Atserias, Grohe, and Marx in 2008, worst-case optimal join algorithms have been discovered, which has led to not only a series of beautiful theoretical results, but also new database systems based on drastically different query evaluation techniques. In this talk, I will present an overview of this topic, including algorithms in various computation models (sequential and parallel), variants of the problem (full, Boolean, and counting), and approximate solutions.

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  • Information systems → Data management systems
  • query evaluation


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