Tag: Optimizer

Less is More: Why Cost Based Optimizer?

Less is more.  — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe This is no truer statement on the goals of a query optimizer. Do less: Less memory, less CPU, less disk, less IO, less instructions, less partitions, less overflow. Less everything for...

/ September 7, 2019

Cost Based Optimizer for Couchbase N1QL (SQL for JSON)

Authors & Engineering Team: Bingjie Miao, Keshav Murthy,  Marco Greco, Prathibha Bisarahalli. Couchbase, Inc.  A rule-based optimizer knows rules for everything and cost for nothing – Oscar Wilde Abstract Couchbase is a distributed JSON database. It provides distributed data processing,...

/ August 7, 2019

N1QL (Query) Basic Order of Execution.

Query syntax is limited. Queries are unlimited. Predicate pushdown, group by pushdown, offset pagination, keyset pagination, join optimization, search optimization, we’ve discussed it all. Still, it’s important to understand the default, simple — albeit slow — execution flow of the...

/ June 8, 2019

Approaches to Query Optimization in NoSQL.

A man returned home after walking around the globe for eleven years.  Next day, when he told his wife he’s going to the corner store, she asked him: “are you taking the short route or the long one?”. Queries can...

/ May 5, 2019
N1QL: A Practical Guide

N1QL: A Practical Guide

N1QL is designed to help developers easily develop applications to solve real-world problems.  Technically, N1QL is designed to give developers and enterprises an expressive, powerful, and complete language for querying, transforming, and manipulating JSON data. N1QL takes inspiration from SQL...

/ March 17, 2017