Physical database design: A DSS approach

John V Carlis, S. T. March, G. W. Dickson

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This paper presents a working decision support system for use in the physical design of a database. Physical database design, a structured decision problem, lends itself to a decision support approach because closed form algorithms are computationally infeasible. The paper describes the physical database design problem, presents an overview of a software system for use in solving this problem, and evaluates the use of the system in solving a sample problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-224
Number of pages14
JournalInformation and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983


  • Database
  • Database Administration
  • Decision Support System
  • Physical Design


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