International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology


Greedy based approach for view selection at each step selects a beneficial view that fits within the space available for view materialization. Most of these approaches are focused around the HRU algorithm, which uses a multidimensional lattice framework to determine a good set of views to materialize. The HRU algorithm exhibits high run time complexity as the number of possible views is exponential with respect to the number of dimensions. The PGA algorithm provides a scalable solution to this problem by selecting views for materialization in polynomial time relative to the number of dimensions. This paper compares the HRU and the PGA algorithm. It was experimentally deduced that the PGA algorithm, in comparison with the HRU algorithm, achieves an improved execution time with lowered memory and CPU usages. The HRU algorithm has an edge over the PGA algorithm on the quality of the views selected for materialization.