A type of index mostly used in SQL-Server, which aligns the data of a table with the index.

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rebuild on clustered index, why does datasize shrink?

When we did a rebuild on a clustered index on a table that have about 15gb data in it and the datasize shrunk to 5gb, how can this be? What kind of "data" is removed? Data size i mean the "data" ...
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Does PostgreSQL `CLUSTER` command also cluster extended storage?

I'm trying to improve the locality of my data by using the CLUSTER command to periodically cluster records that share the same user_id. My most important data is in extended storage. Will extended ...
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Can there be any case where it would require additional indexes while all columns compose primary key

Ok i don't know whether this question is asked before or not Here my table SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblProductPagesFeatures]( ...
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Index optimization for table that is truncated every day

I have a bunch of tables in SQL Server 2012. These tables are fed by other tables. Every day there are routines that truncate (fully delete) them and run queries whose result are inserted into them. ...
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PostgreSQL 9.0 how to reclaim disk space after delete without rebuilding table?

Our PostgreSQL 9.0 Windows production server is running low on space. In our 100GB database, we have a large table containing TOASTed binary data. We have deleted some rows and need to return the ...
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Query hint? for deduplicated CTE in Merge

Referring to this link: Optimizing MERGE Statement Performance The following criteria are given for ideal performance: Create an index on the join columns in the source table that is unique and ...
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Does it make sense to order condition in where query?

We have a clustered index in table Tbl with order of A,B,C. Does it make senses to write a query to have WHERE A = @a, B = @b, C = @c or it'll be as same as WHERE C = @c, B = @b, A = @a Does the ...
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Indexes and their uses [closed]

Index improve performance in select statement, but what is the difference between this create clustered index ix_index1 on table1(col1) create clustered index ix_index2 on table1(col2) and this ...
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Why does an UPDATE against a table with an INSTEAD OF UPDATE trigger appear to do a clustered index insert, as well as a clustered index update?

I'll start with a very simple example: two tables, both with the same schema, clustered on PK, but one of which has an INSTEAD OF UPDATE trigger: CREATE TABLE Standard ( PK UNIQUEIDENTIFIER ...
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Moving Clustered Index to new filegroup results in excessive filegrowth

I've Moved the clustered index on large tables to new filegroups to defrag, compress, and to recover space more easily from the original "primary" filegroup. Problem: A 315GB compressed Clustered ...
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Identity column as clustured index bad idea?

Its just been a few months of programming in SQL Server for me so my knowledge is not good in many regards. In an already existing project at work I came across many tables with large composite ...
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Script to automate converting a clustered index on primary key (with foreign keys to it) column to non clustered?

What's a good way to easily convert a clustered index on a primary key column to a nonclustered index? I know how to do this manually, but it's time consuming if there are several tables which have ...
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Almost sequential GUIDs vs random GUIDs?

I'm looking at using GUIDs (UUID) as primary key with clustered index in SQL Server. In my webb-app I have many clients who will create items client side in javascript and save them only now and ...
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Transaction log backups during index maintenance

We have a database with large and complex files and fragmented indexes. The environment is SQL 2008 Full recovery model and Mirrored which limits me to reorganizing. The backup strategy is Full ...
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Clustered Index with nightly ETL process

We have a nightly ETL process that involves data from many different sources being flattened, and loaded into a completely denormalized table on SQL Server 2008 for reporting. The clustered index on ...
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Why do Indexed Views not permit non-unique clustered indexes?

I've been looking into using Indexed Views to increase performance on a few of our most commonly used views. However Indexed Views do not support non-unique clustered indexes which goes a little ...
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Which should I use on my DB? - Clustered Index or Non Clustered Index or Both

I just need advice on how I am going to optimize my database. Date ---- Time ---- Area ---- Block ---- Data1 ---- Data2 ---- Data3 ---- DataN I have that format of tables on my database. Each ...
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Clustered index additional storage

Reading some books I found that clustered index not require additional disk space for storing index data, because leaf level of clustered index are data itself. But, as clustered index is organized ...
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Indexing a PK GUID in SQL Server 2012

My developers have setup their application to use GUID's as PK for pretty much all of their tables and by default SQL Server has setup the clustered index on these PK's. The system is relatively ...
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Why do sequential GUID keys perform faster than sequential INT keys in my test case?

After asking this question comparing sequential and non-sequential GUIDs, I tried to compare the INSERT performance on 1) a table with a GUID primary key initialized sequentially with ...
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Indexing and Deadlock in SQL Server 2008? [duplicate]

I am running into a deadlock in SQL Server 2008. Using profiler I was able to determine that the deadlock happens as I am trying to select and update row(s) in table in 2 different sessions. The ...
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Clustered Index / Index Oriented Table performance in join, worse than nonclustered?

Can a clustered index (or IOT in Oracle) be detrimental, when to be used on a very "broad" table, but only few columns are used? In this case, the "Product" table is used only like a junction table ...
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Difference between Clustered Index and Unique Clustered Index? [closed]

I got difference between clustered index and unique index here. But what is the exact difference between clustered index and unique-clustered index? AFAIK creating clustered index can be done for a ...
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Performance of Non Clustered Indexes on Heaps vs Clustered Indexes

This 2007 White Paper compares the performance for individual select/insert/delete/update and range select statements on a table organized as a clustered index vs that on a table organized as a heap ...
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Slow SELECT against clustered index [closed]

I have a table which will hold 10 million rows. I'm seing performance issues when quering it, and wonder if I can somehow improve the schema or query, or if I need to look into sharding. I've used SQL ...
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NEWSEQUENTIALID() resets sequence on server restart

MSDN learns me that NEWSEQUENTIALID(): Creates a GUID that is greater than any GUID previously generated by this function on a specified computer since Windows was started. After restarting ...
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Adding a Clustered index to a HEAP table on someone else's app

We're using a proprietary application based on SQL Server 2005, which has many HEAP based tables (that is, no Clustered index). Over the years, these tables have grown badly fragmented (e.g. 99% ...
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Why does removing a RID by creating a clustered index lose parallelism and slow down execution by 2X

If I remove a RID lookup by replacing 2 non-clustered indices (non unique) with 2 identical clustered indicies (non-unique) where there weren't any before, why does this query slow down by a factor ...
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Can a single SQL Server instance issue the same SYSDATETIME twice?

I am contemplating using a datetime2(7) as a clustered index. If I were to always populate that column using SYSDATETIME is it possible for the same instance to issue the same value twice (assuming ...
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How to speed up query on table with millions of rows

The Issue: I'm working on a big table that consists about 37mln rows. Data include measurements of many devices made in certain time e.g. '2013-09-24 10:45:50'. Each day all of those devices are ...
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Meaning of “nonclustered located on primary”

When I run sp_help (using ALT+F1) for a table, on the indexes, there is a column index_description. and the rows have for example: nonclustered located on PRIMARY (on foreign keys) nonclustered, ...
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What are valid usage scenarios for HEAP tables?

I am currently doing some data imports into a legacy system and discovered that this system does not use a single clustered index. A quick Google search introduced me to the concept of HEAP tables and ...
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Does the order of columns in a PK index matter?

I have a few very large tables with the same basic strucure. Each one has a RowNumber (bigint) and DataDate (date) column. Data is loaded using SQLBulkImport every night, and no "new" data is ever ...
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Disk Space Considerations for Rebuilding a large Clustered Primary Key Index

We have a table in our database with over 200 million rows and a Clustered Primary Key Index which is over 100GB. The Primary Key is only so large because many more millions of rows have been archived ...
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Cannot rebuild index, but there's no reason why not?

I've created a process whereby I am able to only rebuild indexes that need rebuilding(the process takes an hour and a half if I rebuild them all), and while it works beautifully, it gets stuck on one ...
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Avoiding a sort on an already clustered index for group by

On a table T with two fields, pid and did, the following query results in a seq. scan followed by a sort on pid: select count(did), pid from T group by pid Here is the query plan: ...
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Why disabling a clustered index makes the table inaccessible?

When an index is disabled, the definition remains in the system catalog but is no longer used. SQL Server does not maintain the index (as data in the table changes), and the index cannot be used to ...
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PostgreSQL difference between VACUUM FULL and CLUSTER

I have a table with 200 GB of size occupied by data and 180 GB of size by the 6 indexes on it. It is 30% bloated, so I want to reclaim unwanted space occupied by it. It is clustered on job_id_idx ...
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Clustered vs non-clustered tables

It happened I had to work with both SQL Server and Oracle for quite a while (thankfully not at the same time). What still puzzles me is the approach to storing tables as balanced trees. In ...
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Would Mongo's ObjectID work well in InnoDB's clustered index?

Mongo's ObjectID is defined like this: ObjectId is a 12-byte BSON type, constructed using: a 4-byte value representing the seconds since the Unix epoch, a 3-byte machine identifier, ...
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Use timestamp(or datetime) as part of primary key (or part of clustered index)

I use following query frequently: SELECT * FROM table WHERE Timestamp > [SomeTime] AND Timestamp < [SomeOtherTime] and publish = 1 and type = 2 order by Timestamp I would like to optimize ...
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SQL Server clustered index high fragmentation

I've got a Table with an Integer (4bytes) as primary key. it's defined as an identity. it is also the clustered index. Inserts are working perfectly fine. After inserting 2000 rows the fragmentation ...
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Speed up large clustered index creation?

I have a large table, the row count of the table is more than 3 billion, the data space for this table is about 120 GB. And Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @2.4GHz(2 processors), 24 CPUs, 64G memory, 64bit ...
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Is 'Avoid creating a clustered index based on an incrementing key' a myth from SQL Server 2000 days?

Our databases consist of lots of tables, most of them using an integer surrogate key as a primary key. About half of these primary keys are on identity columns. The database development started in ...
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Clustered vs Nonclustered Index

My database currently has a primary Key/Clustered index on the ID column for each table. However, the application that connects to the database is always looking at views defined as: SELECT * FROM ...
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Updating column in underlying table causes massive transaction log growth

I have an underlying table ~14k records and an indexed view that contains ~11 million records. When updating a column in the small underlying table this seems to cause a massive transaction log entry ...
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How does PostgreSQL physically order new records on disk (after a cluster on primary key)?

Need to know how PostgreSQL orders records on disk. In this case, I would like to take advantage of index combination as stated in the docs, which as I understand uses bitmaps to get matching rows ...
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How to solve index missing problem in one table, while other table of same property does not produce any error?

Two databases with same structure at least for my eye. One of them was used as training/testing, where I can add list of products in Art table via a program's extension FDT but not in Art table of ...
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Locating row in index page

In clustered index, we have root, intermediate and leaf level pages. Every page has few records where indicating range of pages from level below. How SQL check whether some index key belong to ...
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How to efficiently hit an index in a query that uses IN (mysql)

I have a table like this where people can subscribe to certain feeds and the query fetches from the subscription. Here is a sample table: ...