Using MDE for Teaching Database Query Optimizer

Abdelkader Ouared, Abdelhafid Chadli

Abstract

Query optimization is considered as an important part of Data Base Management Systems (DBMS) and plays a major role in database research community (e.g. SQL, Spark, Map-reduce). Generally, this optimization is done using Cost Base Optimization (CBO), which is difficult to understand due to the complexity of platform, database, query and DBMS. Moreover, database query optimizer is usually a very complex process, with difficult concepts depending on the behaviour of the query engine of DBMS. Therefore, users (e.g. novice user, developer, DB administrator) have difficulties to understand and build a mental image of database query optimizer in order to produce more efficient queries. In this paper, we propose a Framework based on the model-driven engineering (MDE) paradigm to facilitate understanding and improving query performance. Indeed, MDE approach has been proven useful for developing new software applications, and its adoption for a teaching perspective presents a major challenge. We illustrate our proposal with use case and proofofconcept prototype for the whole provided process.

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Ouared A. and Chadli A. (2021). Using MDE for Teaching Database Query Optimizer. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: MDI4SE, ISBN 978-989-758-508-1, pages 529-536. DOI: 10.5220/0010535105290536


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mdi4se21,
author={Abdelkader Ouared and Abdelhafid Chadli},
title={Using MDE for Teaching Database Query Optimizer},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: MDI4SE,},
year={2021},
pages={529-536},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010535105290536},
isbn={978-989-758-508-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: MDI4SE,
TI - Using MDE for Teaching Database Query Optimizer
SN - 978-989-758-508-1
AU - Ouared A.
AU - Chadli A.
PY - 2021
SP - 529
EP - 536
DO - 10.5220/0010535105290536