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PostgreSQL visibility of records changes from other transaction inside the current one

I have a table "tst" which has a "status" column using which we process records in that table. Once the records are processed we set the status to 'Y'; #\d tst Table "core.tst" ...
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Is it a good idea to have too many named locks?

I am using MySQL as a data store and a Java App on the top. There are many state changes that happen, and I am seeing some concurrency bugs in there. I wanted to know if I can use named locks ...
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Locking in Postgres for UPDATE / INSERT combination

I have two tables. One is a log table; another contains, essentially, coupon codes that can only be used once. The user needs to be able to redeem a coupon, which will insert a row into the log table ...
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Does PostgreSQL support online schema modification (DDL)?

Recent versions of MySQL (using InnoDB) support many alter table queries without exclusive locking the table. Does PostgreSQL support this to any level? That is, can I add/drop columns from a table ...
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Any reason not to add 'rowversion' column?

The TechNet article, "Optimizing Microsoft Office Access Applications Linked to SQL Server", recommends adding a rowversion column to SQL Server tables linked from MS Access. From the Supporting ...
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How to execute two transactions concurrently in PostgreSQL?

I want to execute two transactions concurrently in pgAdmin: --The first transaction should modify the age of Paul BEGIN; DECLARE newage INTEGER; --the original age of Paul is 32 newage := Select age ...
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List MATERIALIZED VIEWs in PostgreSQL that do not have a UNIQUE index

Postgresql 9.4 allows to REFRESH materialized views CONCURRENTLY, if they have a UNIQUE index. I am looking fo a SQL-query that lists all materialized views that DO NOT have such a UNIQUE or PRIMARY ...
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How to serialize on SQL server metadata?

I tried to find an answer in Kalen Delaney's SQL Server Concurrency but there is no mention of metadata. The problem is how to ensure that only one of these reads and index creates executes from one ...
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Does InnoDB allow adding columns to a table with concurrent READ/WRITE of rows?

I have a large (3M rows) InnoDB table in MySQL 5.6.21 in production and I want to add some columns. From the MySQL Documentation on Overview of Online DDL I understand that, even if this is an ...
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SSIS: FTP task - concurrent connections

I have created an SSIS package for downloading file from FTP server. When I debug the package, everything goes fine. But when I shedule the package as Job step, it sometimes fails to connect. The job ...
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Lock in mysql database [duplicate]

My schema 'test' has 3 tables: 'user', 'post' and 'revision'. CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `test`.`user` ( `iduser` INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `name` VARCHAR(45) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY ...
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Can a slow SELECT statement in READ COMMITTED isolation level read content from concurrent committed UPDATE?

Let's say we have a big table with hundreds of million of rows (or more). On one connection, we perform a query requiring full table scan under READ COMMITTED isolation level: SELECT * FROM ...
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InnoDB index concurrent inserts

I have an InnoDB table with an index on it. I have a few million rows to insert, so I thought I might take advantage of the row-level locking and do it in parallel. I'm inserting in batches of 10000, ...
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How to correctly use PostgreSQL to limit multiple and/or concurrent executions of a task

Let's assume you have a task FOO that can be queued once every minute, and a pool of 50 workers that can be paused. The queue is paused for 10 minutes, and 10 FOO tasks are queued. When the queue is ...
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How to identify concurrency issues in Oracle 11g?

For a short period in time we had a concurrency issue that lead to subsequent faults in our application (Java, Spring, Hibernate). Since we are using dictionary managed tablespaces, I first thought ...
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Isolation of SQL Server UPDATE

Let say I have two queries: -- First session UPDATE Person SET Name='Jonny', Surname='Cage' WHERE Id=42 -- Second session SELECT Name, Surname FROM Person WITH(NOLOCK) WHERE Id > 30 The ...
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How to avoid duplications using a function

I am using this function in a bulk insert to avoid duplication of url paths. CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION "univ"."gc_landing"(IN _name text, OUT landing_id int4) RETURNS "int4" AS $BODY$ DECLARE ...
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Work queue with complex select and long processing: Ensuring concurrency

I have a queue table from which worker processes claim records, one at a time. It is crucial that no two workers claim same item to process. Normally this kind of thing is done with select top (1) ...
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Rowversion column in every table - Bad practice?

I'm currently providing my application with concurrency checks. For that, I'm using Entity Framework combined with SQL Server's RowVersion / Timestamp column. Now I've thought about adding a ...
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How to view full blocking postgres queries?

I'm using a statement from this page to view blocking queries in Postgres SELECT bl.pid AS blocked_pid, a.usename AS blocked_user, ka.query ...
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Return the id after insert or select

I want to build a function which will insert an email if the email value doesn't exist in the table and return the email_id of the row. How can I do this? Also how can I return the id if the email was ...
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Concurrent SELECT and UPDATE in multiprocessing python

I have to randomly match about 20 million rows in two tables without using the same row twice using PostgreSQL 9.3.5. Both tables have the following structure CREATE TABLE de_sim_points_end ( -- ...
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Do MongoDB's “read uncommit” and “write lock” conflict with each other?

I was reading the MongoDB documentation, where it says about read uncommit: MongoDB allows clients to read documents inserted or modified before it commits these modifications to disk, regardless of ...
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Oracle Enterprise Manager - top activity

I'm looking at the Top Activity view in OEM. The left axis is labeled "Active Sessions" (up to 24 in the graph I'm looking at) and there is a line labeled "Maximum CPU". The measured activities ...
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Running identical queries in sysbench

When benchmarking using sysbench and utilizing concurrency (multiple threads) for example on a table with 1,000,000 records, does sysbench run "identical" queries in a loop on the table?
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How can I obtain concurrent deletes for this table?

We have a program that is currently doing something to the effect of: SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ COMMITTED BEGIN TRANSACTION UPDATE [Source].[dbo].[SourceTable] SET [ProcessedOn] = ...
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ACID violation in Postgres 9.1?

I am using a postgres DB to implement a scheduling of jobs for a large number of computers/processes. To make the story short, every job has its id, all scheduling is implemented with three tabes: all ...
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Oracle Concurrent Insertion

We have simple case like Create table t1 (c1 number primary); session1: insert into t1 values (1); //session1 do not commit transaction session2: insert into t1 values (2); Will Session2 ...
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Why is CTE open to lost updates?

I don't understand what Craig Ringer meant when he commented: This solution is subject to lost updates if the inserting transaction rolls back; there's no check to enforce that the UPDATE affected ...
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Is SQL Server Thread Safe?

If I need to update same row with two concurrent thread then is it possible in SQL Server? Suppose I have one table that contains Id and Name columns and now I want to update the third number Id with ...
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Is reading a single record always an atomic operation?

Is reading a single record always an atomic operation? I mean, when e.g. a read (select) and write (update) query are simultaneously carried out on the same record, is it possible for the read ...
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Is it possible that records are changed while a read query is still executing?

Suppose a read (select) query R is reading some 100 records from a table, 50 records are read so far, could in the meanwhile a write query W change some of the unread records? We didn't take any ...
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MySQL consistent nonlocking reads vs. INSERT … SELECT

So, from my reading of the MySQL 5.5 documentation and some experiments I did with colleagues, I understand that the following is the case: With InnoDB tables, a simple SELECT statement (one that ...
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Does READ UNCOMMITTED have the same effect as AUTOCOMMIT=1?

AFAIK running transactions as READ UNCOMMITTED means that there is no lock, so every change caused by a transaction is immediately visible to other transactions. Is it correct to assume that this is ...
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Improve performance on concurrent UPDATEs for a timestamp column in Postgres

I am using a timestamp column called updated_at for cache invalidation. More information on this particular technique here. The queries all have the same format UPDATE "managers" SET "updated_at" = ...
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PostgreSQL - If I run multiple queries concurrently, under what circumstances would I see a speedup? Under what circumstances would I see a slowdown?

I approach you all humbly as one who is NOT a DBA, and I'm sure that my question is fraught with conceptual shortcomings and "it depends on" land mines. I'm also pretty sure that all of you who ...
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Way to do MERGE with update source when target not match?

I am trying to write a stored procedure that will take new values from a temp table, merge them into an actual table, giving me the ids of the inserted rows, and the rows that already exist matching ...
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Postgres Update, limit 1

I have a postgres database which contains details on clusters of servers, such as server status (active, standby, etc). Active servers at any time may need to fail over to a standby, and I don't care ...
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High concurrency is even slower than low concurrency in mysql? [closed]

My application is supposed to handle high concurrency insert/update, now I have only one mysql instance setup for test. My application is full asynchronous, it should be able to handle 10,000 ...
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Tuning Postgres for Single connection use? Or is postgres wrong tool?

Any rules of thumb for work_mem, maintenance_work_mem, shared_buffer, etc. for a database that DOESN'T anticipate concurrent connections and that is doing lots of aggregate functions? I'm a social ...
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Why does the delete/update block each other in this case?

The following drives me crazy. I have: session1>begin; session2>begin; session2>update dummy set salary=1000 where id=11; session1>delete from dummy where id=1; id is the PK ...
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Can't update trigger because of activity

Trying to add a line to a trigger that is attached to a table that is constantly in use ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[name_of_trigger] ON [dbo].[name_of_table] AFTER UPDATE BEGIN IF ORIGINAL_LOGIN() in ...
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How to maintain MySQL performance at high concurrency

The following has been observed using "mysqlslap". mysqlslap -u root -p --create-schema=matrix --query=monthly_kpi.sql --iterations=1 --concurrency=1 --delimiter=";" Benchmark Average number ...
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How does the transactions interact if you set a different isolation level per connection?

I read that I can have different isolation levels per connection and in the server. The default isolation level is REPEATABLE-READ. So if I have a transaction that issues a SERIALIZED to the client ...
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Transaction basics. What is the result of 2 transactions running concurrently?

I have a rather basic question on transactions. Assume a table Account with a column amount. Now we have the following code: BEGIN $amount = SELECT amount FROM ACCOUNT WHERE id = 123; $amount = ...
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Handling concurrent updates, inserting if and only if no record already exists

I'm writing a Java application to update a relational database (currently H2, but we'll likely switch to PostgreSQL at some point). I have a process which does the following: Poll an external system ...
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DB Locks - How would one handle long transactions and maintain high concurrency?

We're maintaining a POS/WMS Application built in powerbuilder that runs on SQL Server 2008 R2 backend. Recently, we've been having a lot of locking issues and I believe it has to do with how we handle ...
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How is SQL Server returning both a new value and old value during an UPDATE?

We've had issues, during high concurrency, of queries returning non-sensical results - results the violate the logic of the queries being issued. It took a while to reproduce the issue. I've managed ...
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What causes lost updates being observed in my SQL Azure database?

I have a SQL Azure database with the following tables: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[UserBalances] ( [UserId] UNIQUEIDENTIFIER UNIQUE NOT NULL DEFAULT NEWID(), [AvailableMoney] INT NOT NULL ...
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How, when and why does implicit changing of transaction isolation level happen?

RCSI (Read Committed Snapshot Isolation) is the setting of a database changing the behavior of (the default) Read Committed isolation level in SQL Server. This is, as I understand, the context of ...