A Benchmark for Evaluating Moving Object Indexes

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Progress in science and engineering relies on the ability to measure, reliably and in detail, pertinent properties of artifacts under design. Progress in the area of database-index design thus relies on empirical studies based on prototype implementations of indexes. This paper proposes a benchmark that targets techniques for the indexing of the current and near-future positions of moving objects. This benchmark enables the comparison of existing and future indexing techniques. It covers important aspects of such indexes that have not previously been covered by any benchmark. Notable aspects covered include update efficiency, query efficiency, concurrency control, and storage requirements. Next, the paper applies the benchmark to half a dozen notable moving-object indexes, thus demonstrating the viability of the benchmark and offering new insight into the performance properties of the indexes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPVLDB '08
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-305-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventA Benchmark for Evaluating Moving Object Indexes -
Duration: 19 May 2010 → …


ConferenceA Benchmark for Evaluating Moving Object Indexes
Period19/05/2010 → …


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