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Understanding Indexing Without Needing to Understand Data Structures
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by Zardosht Kasheff on Nov 01, 2012 |

Zardosht Kasheff suggest using 3 rules for indexing SQL databases: Retrieve less data, Avoid point queries, and Avoid sorting.


Zardosht Kasheff has been a senior member of Tokutek’s TokuDB engineering team since 2008. Leveraging Fractal Tree Indexing, TokuDB is a high performance storage engine for MySQL that is designed for write-intensive workloads. Prior to Tokutek, Zardosht worked as a software design engineer at Microsoft on remote terminal services. Zardosht holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT.

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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