This paper presents a working decision support system for use in the physical design of a database. Physical database design, although 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.
Carlis, J. V.; March, S. T.; and Dickson, G. W., "Physical Database Design: A DSS Approach*" (1981). ICIS 1981 Proceedings. 23.