Heuristic approach to network database external parameters design


One of the most important issues in any database design is the optimization of its performance. The external database parameters play one of the main roles in a network database performance considerations. The analytic and the simulative approaches to establish these parameters are discussed. An heuristic approach using system simulation method to find the optimal database external parameters is developed and compared with the analytic one. The software system to implement the simulation methodology is presented. This system has been successfully implemented with the VAX-11 DBMS.