TREE BASED INDEXES VERSUS BITMAP INDEXES: A PERFORMANCE STUDY

MARCUS JÜRGERNS, HANS-J. LENZ
2001 International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems  
Data warehouses are used to store large amounts of data. This data is often used for On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP). Short response times are essential for on-line decision support. Common approaches to reach this goal in read-mostly environments are the precomputation of materialized views and the use of index structures. In this paper, a framework is presented to evaluate different index structures analytically depending on nine parameters for the use in a data warehouse environment.
more » ... framework is applied to four different index structures to evaluate which structure works best for range queries. We show that all parameters influence the performance. Additionally, we show why bitmap index structures use modern disks better than traditional tree structures and why bitmaps will supplant the tree based index structures in the future.
doi:10.1142/s0218843001000382 fatcat:xfguifjsozgbtjekq3cldvt2eq