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Adaptive Insert Method for Sequential Insert and Random Insert

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239392D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-05
Document File: 6 page(s) / 105K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Insert performance problem is one of the most important problems in the database. It would affect the system health dramatically. This disclosure introduce a method to distinguish the sequential insert and random insert for different parameter setting to get higher performance.

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Adaptive Insert Method for Sequential Insert and Random Insert

Insert performance problem is one of the most important problems in the database. It would affect the system health dramatically. For sequential insert and random insert, database would uses the same strategies as DDL defined. The disadvantage is obvious as below:


1. The developer and system administrator should know the application very clearly to define the DDL, but it still have to base on balance on the ratio of sequential insert and random insert.

2. The database could not use different strategy for the same table if the table contains sequential insert and random insert.

Currently, there is some of the optional choice for DDL defined, and database could not change the insert method as the insert pattern. It would request the developer have deeper knowledge about database tuning. If the table insert contains different patterns as sequential insert and random insert.

Our main idea is that database would detect the insert sequence pattern, if the insert pattern is more likely to sequential input, database would use sequential input instead of normal input pattern.

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1. Database would record a sequence of insert rows


2. When number of records in the sequence is above a threshold, database would check the pattern of the insert as sequential insert or random insert.

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3. In this part, database introduces the method how to check the pattern of the insert as sequential insert or random insert.


4. If the pattern is sequential insert, database would use sequential insert method.

5. If the pattern is random insert, database would use random insert method.

6. When the number of records in the sequence is not above a threshold, database would perform as normal.


1. Record a sequence of inserts

If we enable the feature, we should define a workfile to record the record page sequence. Every thread would have its own, it would share between threads.


2. Check insert velocity ratio

Our method would apply only when the insert velocity ratio is above the threshold. It could be defined as parameter, the default value is 100 records per second.


3. Check insert pattern

This is the key point of this idea, database would check whether the insert pattern is sequential insert. There are several queues to check the insert pattern. The following example would introduce how the mechanism works.

Example 1,


1. Build up a buffer for pages

During insert, we should build up a buffer to cachethe pages. For example, we have a page list as below and we build up the buffer pool size as 8. We would cache the first 8 pages in the buffer.
page List:
X0001, X0005, X0008, X0033, X0002, X0003, X003A, X0002, X0038, X0031, X000B, X003D, X000A, X003B...