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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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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 to create fault tolerant databases? [closed]

I have a local application running on a LAN. Sometimes a database gets shutdown. In such a scenario how can I keep the application working? Can I have two concurrent databases so that one picks up the ...
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MySQL concurrent INSERTs

I have a MySQL database with InnoDB tables. There are different client processes making SELECT (to check the existence of a value) and INSERT or UPDATE (depending on the result of the select) ...
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How could I handle heavy load and consistency for product inventory in online retailers? [closed]

I have posted that question on Stackoverflow and they suggest me to repost my question here, as it would more likely to get help from a DB community (regarding this issue). Hope you guys don't mind. ...
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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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When and how would MyISAM concurrent insert = always be a problem?

I wish to set concurrent_insert to always on a MyISAM log table, so that inserts wouldn't have to wait for selects to perform when there are some holes in the table. We're talking about 10-20 inserts ...
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Putting a Select statement in a transaction

What is the difference between these 2 queries: start transaction; select * From orders Where id=1; UPDATE orders SET username="John" Where id=1; commit; And without transaction: select * From ...
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Moving a collection to a new database (v2.2)

To take advantage of the improved concurrency in Mongodb 2.2--namely database level locking--we would like to move a sharded collection to a new database. I have been unable to find any documentation ...
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Why we use low numbers for concurrent in MySQL benchmarks or HTTP_LOAD? [closed]

I've seen so many times that we use numbers like 5,6 or 10 at most. What is this concurrency? Doesn't it refer to number of simultaneous users in bench? EDIT I'm not talking about any specific ...
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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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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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MySQL Innodb Concurrent Inserts and Selects - can't use multiple threads on FreeBSD

We have an application that needs to be dumping rows into some tables at a much faster rate than it currently is. It is a dual processor xeon DB server with 48gb of ram and a 4 TB disk RAID 10 (for a ...
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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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MySQL + PHP : avoid dirty read

It's possible to avoid dirty read on a MySql database by using a PHP script? i have three two fields (user, incoming_request , outcoming_request) on my table that keep information (as string) about ...
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MySQL Multiple threads inserting *SAME* record a Bad Thing?

Okay, as I've noted in other questions, I'm not a sophisticated database user even though I took my first course in relational algebra from ted Codd. I've now inherited an application that ...
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Oracle User Profile for REST API

What sort of profile would you recommend for an Oracle user that is manifested through a RESTful API; particularly where there will be a lot of asynchronous requests? So we're talking about a ...
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Importing data with a lot of SELECTS during transaction

I'm using SQL server 2008 R2 and I have a products table with an auto increment integer id column as primary key and a product_no column (unique) and 6 tables like articles and product_assets which ...