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Train Fare Database Normalisation

I have a database to normalize. The database has details of train ticket fares. The trains have different fares depending on the distance and I have to store these fares in the database It is not an ...
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What table should I host data linking two objects from separate tables?

I've tried searching around, but I'm not too sure how to correctly formulate this question, and found nothing. Could be a duplicate. What is the best way (most efficient way) to host data that will ...
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Database for temporary data with 2^20 variables [closed]

I'm building a site to display graphs based on a data set with 1024^2 different variables (columns, traditionally) per point (record). That is to say, the points are in 1048576-space. The data is ...
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Get data from Berkeley DB with Java [closed]

I have a basic Java program which can list data from Berkeley DB database. The question is how I can list the database scheme to see what object are available? Unfortunately I don't have information ...
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Storing multidimensional array in MongoDB

I am attempting to convert a large MySQL database of product information (dimensions, specifications, etc) to MongoDB for flexibility and to move away from the restriction of a column based table. I ...
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Optimum design / structure for product data database?

What would be the optimum design/structure for product data database, where each product have many variations and many attributes? Attribute sets vary between products, and some attributes have values ...
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Database design for mobile app

At first I would like to say hello to all of you, since it is my first post here on DB Administrators. I am writing an app which store drinks and their data. At the beginning it was storing all in ...
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How to generate data for News Feed efficiently like facebook , googleplus , twitter e.t.c?

I have created table as post ( post_id int(15) auto_increment primary key , user_id int(11) , post_text varchar(2000) , post_type int(1), ...
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What is the advantages of using auto_increment in database as primary key over set of attributes?

I have table as CREATE TABLE circle ( circle_id int(11) auto_increment primary key not null, user_id int (11) not null, title varchar(255) collate utf8_general_ci not null ); CREATE ...
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What is the strategy of query evaluation in DBMS when Limit is used in query?

I have following tables in database post(post_id , user_id , post_text , parsed_text) ; Comment(comment_id , post_id , user_id , comment_text) ; friend(id , user_id , friend_id ) ; group (id , ...
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Mass data upload from Excel - technology

I am a Developer seeking help in terms of DB technology for a specific requirement. I have done some research but can not conclude with list. Requirement: There will be a web application which will ...
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Is there a simple, safe and low cost way to implement a (limited) database to be outside (close) IT control? [closed]

This question is a spin off of the discussion here (What are the risks of building a database outside IT control?). Background: I'm a risk guy that builds little betas, mostly in Excel-VBA. I have a ...
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What are the risks of building a database outside IT control?

I've been looking for the best StackExchange community to ask this. I hope it fits well here. As a risk analyst in a trading business, I'm often confronted with large volumes of data, way beyond the ...
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MySQL vs. Microsoft Access [closed]

I'm trying to aggregate about 500-1000 MS Excel files that deal with various small business issues (inventory, purchase orders, etc) and I'm currently trying to decide what kind of RDMS I should use. ...
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Does redundancy exists in this table?

I'm studying a DB course and I found this table: In this exercise, the objective is to determine whether the table has redundancy or not. According to the definition of redundancy Data ...
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Searching 500 million records of binary data

I will inserting into a database the signatures of 500,000,000 pictures. The signatures will be generated using libpuzzle. Each signature is 338 bytes. (so 160 GB) plus a table for searching (read ...
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Help understanding database design logic for a secondhand bookstore project in MySQL

I am currently working on a small eCommerce based project that allows users to buy/sell second hand books to/from other users. I am having a hard time making design decisions on how to model the ...
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Elasticsearch and product characteristics

I have a small question about elasticsearch. Let's say I have a database with products to sell, like an ecommerce. I know that elasticsearch can help me to find the best product with, for instance a ...
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Will a specific denormalization increase performance in a specific scenario?

Suppose I have a table with fields | a | b | c | d | ... | z | which contains millions of records and which will serve millions of queries a day. And the field z holds the id of some parameter which ...
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Best Approach to storing chat history?

I'm building a chat application (Yes, another one :P) and am really curious about the best way to store a chat's history(String username, String Message, Time, and possibly string channel depending on ...
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Database software advice [closed]

I have this strange question. I'm building a service that stores information into one table. That table has 20 columns. My database will have many billion rows. Right now I'm using Cassandra, but it ...
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Database throughful design vs Quick and dirty design comparison

Take the representation of an Address, here below is a complete and very detailed implementation: here instead is a quick implementation (which more or less contains the same fields, imagine all ...
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Data Modeling for different roles

This is my first post here, so I hope its clear enough. I want to make an application for people who sell, buy, rent and fix a certain product. I need to create a database that would keep the data of ...
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Using MySQL As A Graph Database, Can It Be Done Efficiently?

So I am currently working on a startup idea with a friend and we've come a long way, it's somewhat functional and I've tried to not let database design decisions slow the progress of the site. As of ...
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Automobile database logic

I am building a web based quoting system for a local automobile dealership. I think I have figured out the logic for the databases but I want to get a second opinion before I start just to make sure ...
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Does creating View cause an overhead to DB?

As my subject suggests, I would like to know does creating views cause an overhead to DB in terms of space, storage, performance?
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Best practices for ranking records in flexible way

Suppose we have 10000 records of any product. User search on our website with his given criteria. so we output search results based on given criteria. Now Admin want to rank products in search. so ...
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facebook group alike database scheme

Here are my requirements: one user can have many tasks one group can have many task one group can have many users only invited user by a user can be added into a group Does this db design appear ...
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Precautions when designing database schema if tables are going to have billons of rows

I am about to start work on telephone dictionary kind of project. Its confirm that there are going to be billions of records in dictionary table, and each entry from this dictionary table may have ...
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Daily snapshot fact table

I have a list of products per costumer. Costumers can delete or add products to their list. I want to know in each day what is the list of products (and count) by costumer. My first approach is to ...
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Appropriate database for web analytics? [closed]

I am working on the web analytics it is similar to google analytics, Currently i am using the mongoDB. Problem using MongoDB Writing and reading is performed at the same time so after some point ...
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Method to keep track of large number of sets with high cardinality

We're building an analytics service. One of our needs is to maintain ~100MM sets each with anywhere between one member to 1MM members, with each member represented as a long. We need to be able to ...
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Database for a startup [closed]

We are in the process of putting together a whole system for a new startup company. This project is meant to store thousands of requests and each one needs to be stored and displayed in real-time. ...
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How to model medium.com paragraph comment

If you have used medium.com, I am interested to know more about how to model readers' paragraph comments in database. Specifically, how connections between these comments and paragraphs are modeled? ...
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DBMS recommandation for C# applications with provides triggers, procedures and if possible free [closed]

I'm here because I need somme advices about the best DBMS to use in my case. Indeed, I've only studied the theory about the databases. So I don't know a lot about the pratice. I'm searching after a ...
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Use Database to Store Data Extracted From Internet

I'm mining 500 million users, and their "followers" from a social network using their API. The extraction of data itself is not a problem, since I can do it with my scripts. However having 500 million ...
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in-memory SQL database system [closed]

In an application, I am using mysql's TEMPORARY TABLE. Since this application does not need permanent tables, I wonder if I can find an alternative RDMS designed for memory tables. I hope to find an ...
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Two types of data, so two type of databases?

For a social network site, I need to propose a DB. The application is written in Java & will be hosted on VPS(s) initially. Broadly classified there is two type of data to be stored at backend: ...
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Handling or preventing conflicts in a multi-user system

I have a web application that is accessed by multiple users from different locations worldwide. Let's say I have an "edit" form for a specific document and two (or more) users are editing the document ...
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Is PostgreSQL appropriate for processing this large but simple dataset? [closed]

I have a dataset I'm not sure how to store. The structure is simple: 30 numeric attributes identified by about 15 billion x, y, and t values. We're expecting ~17k t values and maybe 90k x/y ...
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Suitable database software for small business [closed]

First of all, I apologise if this is in the wrong area. I'm looking for a suitable database program for a small engineering business, which needs to log various jobs. Currently, we're just using an ...
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recommendations needed in order to become a junior DBA [closed]

I want to start off work being a junior DBA very soon. At the moment I have a Bsc in ICT 2:2 but my database marks was very strong including an 86 in my oracle assessment which is following a ...
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which role-permission database design?

I want to manage roles and permissions. Most of designs on web look like this tables: Users Roles UserRoles Permissions RolePermissions Here, what is permissions? I am thinking for such a design ...
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What are reasonable options for an in-memory multi-core database?

I'm going to preface this with pointing out that I only need somewhat persistent data. The purpose of this database platform would be to support statistical analysis in R. I usually build my tables ...
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Should database files be on different disk(s) than OS?

My very short overview SQL Server databases are installed as virtual machines on VMWare, there are plugged a few disk areas with the same (or very similair) parameters versions are SQL Server ...
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Switching to NoSQL for native JSON use?

I am rather comfortable writing concrete schemas with explicit primary keys, foreign keys, indexes, views and stored procedures. For queuing I use a NoSQL solution called: Redis. Recently I heard a ...
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Relational vs Non-Relational Database for Events Database

I'm trying to find out whether an SQL or no-SQL solution would be better for creating an events database. I'm creating a ticketing system, similar to ticket master. I know that for either ...
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Approach for a 2,000 table migration

What might be the best approach when converting or migrating a database containing over 2,000 tables? Where would you begin to tackle such an issue? Steps to take in the first weeks of designing? ...
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mySQL- large database

I need guideline to setup DBMS(MYSQL or SQL Server 2008). The database size is expected upto 80-100GB in next few months. One main table will contain textual content like essays. Can MySQL handle such ...
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good practices of creating tables in mysql [closed]

Hi I was thinking of developing an web apllication using php and mysql. Application will give a professor the required data about the student. i want to design application considering Engineering ...