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What memory should be given to the variables of my.cnf ?

Installing a MySQL server is quite easy. However, after installing, configuring the server is an important task for a DBA. Having 2GB of RAM and 250GB of disk space, how should I tune MySQL server so ...
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Is maintaining a single database an issue when the underlying project becomes larger?

I have seen this related post but it was more focusing on the amount of consumers for the databases, which is not my only problem. I have a situation, where I am taking part of the design of a new ...
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Speed inserts in database with a table with +47 million data per each year, containing more than 10 years?

I'm moving my database to mysql but there is one table that is pretty big (more than 47 million rows for each year) and it takes years to insert all the data. I already tried everything I found in ...
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Best way to build a server inventory db and web interface?

My team is looking to build a rich inventory of servers at our enterprise. We are trying to consolidate several different excel documents into one database. I found a great utility called AppGini ...
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Could someone recommend a db management tool that supports SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and is web-based?

Could someone recommend a db management tool that supports SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and is web-based? By 'web-based' I just mean it can be run in a browser locally or remotely.
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Should I use MongoDB or a NoSQL solution at all for this?

I apologize if this belongs in web applications or something. I'm creating a web application that is sort of a similar concept to github. Basically I plan to allow someone to create a design of ...
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Is there a DBMS that allows the “= NULL” syntax?

Inspired by a StackOverflow question (Why doesn't SQL support "= null" instead of "is null"?). Is there a DBMS that actually supports the = NULL syntax?
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Database Design: Storing Map Locations

When working on a game, I developed a database that used X/Y coordinates, roughly as: CREATE TABLE Map ( MapId INT IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY, X INT NOT NULL, Y INT NOT NULL, North INT ...
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Which DBMS is good for super-fast reads and a simple data structure?

I am developing a product that, as a part of it's operation, must track a large number of files/directories. The idea is to store stat information in a database then, on boot, create watches for each ...
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Is there a Storage-Engine/DB that logs all changes and allows selective rollback of specific changes?

Is there a storage-engine or database that naturally support this use-case: 1) Key-Value storage. Small Fixed Length Key, and value within [1KB, 64KB] 2) Access is read-mostly 3) Latency more ...
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Database Hardware and Software to handle million requests per second?

I'm curious about the necessary hardware and software requirements to support a strong MMORPG. For example, what kind of requirement (both hardware and software) would I need if I were to build a ...
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the best place for save binary file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files - in the database or not? anyone can tell me, what is the best place for save binary file? database or just in a file system? and what is plus and minus for both? ...
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Whether or not to create separate tables for different product types?

I'm in the process of designing a database and I'm having second thoughts about my initial design decisions... Product types are as follows... Models, parts, replacement part kits and options. ...
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Proper Database Partitioning

I had asked a previous question "Proper technique for storing users event data" and the correct answer in my opinion was to create a database partition. Now from what I have read on it there are ...
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Proper technique for storing users event data

I am mostly a self-taught when it comes to database designs. I am posing this question because I have settled on this common structure, but am wondering if it is the most efficient or 'industry ...
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Using different servers for front-end and back-end?

I recently noticed that the load time of my website has slowed significantly. I'm not a developer, but my programmer mentioned this is due to the large amount of data that is being searched through ...
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best db and file system for high volume, high qps

I'm looking at setting up a DB for a very high volume non-profit situation that also would benefit from high speed updates and searches. Each transaction record will be relatively small (basic ...
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Best database choice for a highly scalable web ticketing system?

Essentially, we are developing using Ruby on Rails and want to make a highly scalable ticketing system. Essentially we will have a small database (containing event details and tickets sold) that will ...
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Suggestion for Large SQL Server Database Design

We are creating a database in MSSQL 2008 R2 Standard where we will be storing a large number of records. We estimate 200 million+ records in one table annually and we are primarily INSERTing with very ...
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Which NoSQL database(s) should be used for advertising platform? [closed]

What NoSQL database or combination of databases best meets these criteria? Very fast writes and reads Persistent data that won't get lost in a crash Plays nice with PHP Works well in the cloud (EC2) ...
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Database design advice

I'm designing a database for our sales team to use as a quick job quoting tool. I would like some feedback on a particular aspect of the design. A quote is basically built up by selecting a list of ...
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What databases or styles of database can use git (or another dvcs architecture) to manage cross-site replication?

I'm looking for a database software package for a dictionary (like the hunk(s) of dead tree that you might have somewhere at home). I would like the database to scale well to a million key-value ...
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About single threaded versus multithreaded databases performance

H2 is a single threaded database with a good reputation regarding performance. Other databases are multi-threaded. My question is: when does a multi-thread database become more interesting than an ...
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What are negative keys used for?

Somewhat new to using standard SQL databases (currently working with MySQL mostly) I haven't run across many usages of this as of yet. When and why is it useful to have negative (or rather signed) ...
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Amazon SimpleDB or Amazon RDS?

I'm at a deciding point in my project of whether to implement the database using SimpleDB or Amazon RDS. The database needs to be accessed through an iPhone app and as well through a website. Here are ...
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What features of Oracle make it an attractive choice for small projects?

Given Oracle's licensing handling[a] (and, to a lesser extent, cost) I have always been wondering what the deciding factors would be for choosing Oracle over PostgreSQL or MySQL. My company is nearly ...
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Which database technology for big structured data? [closed]

Scenario: Think you have got 100TB of text in 200 tables. This is structured related data. compareable to dbpedia only more data. Any really relational and distributed and performant database would do ...
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Determining sizes for Separated Partitions of programs, data and logs in SQL Server

As per the recommendations of the CIS benchmarks for SQL Server, I want to create separate partitions for the data, the programs and the logs on my SQL Server dedicated server. Question is, what is ...
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Import 2 column CSV files to some sort of DB… preliminary planning

Every day I have a CSV file generated by a script. It has two columns. Column 1 is a name, column 2 is the size of their mailbox. I have a years worth of these files. I would like to be able to ...
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How to check that stored procedure is valid

As we know, it is possible to compile and to have so stored procedures: CREATE PROC dbo.MyProc1 AS SELECT * FROM Not_Exists_Or_Removed_Table or CREATE PROC dbo.MyProc2 AS SELECT Id ...
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Are relations slower than a big, inefficient table?

I've been asked in my job to violate the first normal form (repeating groups across columns, using empty / null values) several times, "for the sake of computer processing power". In a nutshell, a ...
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Is polling the only way for updating app's data from a database?

An application needs to have data as more freshly updated from a database as possible. In such a case, is there any other way for getting the data, besides of a timer based requesting (polling) the ...
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Are there opensource hierarchical database management systems

I was looking for a hierarchical database management system and the only one i came across was IBM's ims.Are there opensource systems that one can use?.
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How do I implement a database/table as a stack

I have a state-machine which needs to push/pop some file-names for different users. I would traditionally use stacks as the choice of data structure, but this needs to be done using a database since I ...
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A database for digital assets

I work at a print shop that has a decent sized archive of old print jobs. Currently, to find a job we have to search the SMB share (on win2000 server), which looks through a few hundred thousand ...
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Best method to give two Oracle databases on the same server access to common data

With a production and a test database on the same server, how should access be provided to some common quarterly update tables for both databases? It is possible to put these tables into a third ...
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Any reasons at all *not* to use MySQL in this scenario

I want to know if there is any reasons at all not to use MySQL in this scenario. 2 servers behind a virtual IP with MySQL master-master replication Goal: redundancy, want this to run 24/7 ...
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What problems will I get creating a database per customer?

I remember from the stackoverflow podcasts that Fog Creek use a database per customer for Fogbugz. I assume that means the Fogbugz On Demand servers have 10s of thousands of databases. We are just ...
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Will this Database design logic work and what should be used?

A few weeks ago I had a client of mine ask me about how complex it would be to develop a custom CRM application similar to the one being provided by highrisehq.com What he essentially wants to do is ...
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Multi-database object-oriented proxy

Do you know if there is a system/product/technique which would allow to "wrap" one or more relational databases into one object-oriented virtual database (or could we call it a "multi-database ...
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Data transformation implementation

My company's database, I am working with, makes available a data to a lot of external applications. So I need to transform the same data to a lot of dynamic views. I can see that a former database ...
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Are there any database engines which will intuit the join condition based on the existing foreign keys?

It seems strange to me that, when I've defined a foreign key, the engine cannot use this information to automatically figure out the correct JOIN expressions, but instead requires me to re-type the ...
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Which database engines will allow me to GRANT/REVOKE on a specific column?

If I have a table with a single column of sensitive data, and I want to grant broad use of the table without exposing that one column, I know that I can create a VIEW that gives them access to all the ...
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Which databases are recommended to be used as embedded databases?

Which databases are recommended to be used as embedded databases to store data within an application? The embedded database may or may not synchronize back to a larger system database.
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Fast database for a small microcontroller

I am using a PIC32, which is a 32-bit processor clocked at 80 MIPS with about 64-128KB of RAM available. It will be accessing a microSD card - up to 4 GB, on a FAT32 filesystem. Running all of this is ...
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When is the right time to use MariaDB instead of MySQL, and Why?

What we earn and what we lost with this migration? What should I expect as drawbacks after the migration? Is it really unnecessary to change the applications in any situation?
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What are the differences between NoSQL and a traditional RDBMS?

What are the differences between NoSQL and a traditional RDBMS? Over the last few months, NoSQL has been frequently mentioned in the technical news. What are its most significant features relative to ...