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Commercial database systems versus open source database systems [closed]

Can anyone tell me what are the reasons for buying a commercial database system and not using an open-source free version? The reason for my question is that: Commercial systems cost upwards of ...
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SQL database with temporal data

Is it possible to do this in a SQL database SELECT * FROM Employee WHERE BirthDate BETWEEN DATE 1970-01-01 AND DATE 1970-01-01 The result that was said to from this query is all the ...
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Postgres synchronized backup - what's with the archive?

I am setting up a Postgres 9.1 master and a hot standby-server. I read the documentation but I'm not quite sure yet what I should do with my WAL files. Every commit is done on both servers before ...
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Need suggestion for placing foreign keys in the databases

I have the database for customers. The customers table is something like this +------------------+ | Customers | +------------------+ | id (PK) | | business_email | | business_name ...
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What type of datastore should I use for high volume time series data?

Imagine a project which requires to be able to process 50,000+ (tiny ints) writes per second. The data, once inserted, won't change. The data is a measurement on a particular time. Sub second ...
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Using Foreign Keys in database

I am doing a small application for Invoice.In that the tables will be like this === invoice === id (pk) customer_id (fk) invoice_title invoice_issue_date due_date description created_by updated_by ...
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100 TeraBytes Capacity Database - Resources and Time Estimates

I am working on a 'back of the envelope' calculation for a 100TB reporting database setup. I am seeking out thoughts from the experts here. Proposed environment: Storage Capacity ~ 100TB Tables ~ ...
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~15 data sets w/ 25k rows & ~20 columns + quick one time reports = Access VS SQL?

I am working with around 10-15 datasets each containing around 25,000 rows and around 20 columns. Data is text in name/adress/desc and the rest numbers. I need to be able to calculate certain fields, ...
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Building a custom database in C with/without SQL? [closed]

Provide link or tutorials to build a custom database management in C. I am looking for Full Text Search options of about 10GB DB.
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MySQL Cluster over WAN: Best Architecture Options?

My company is looking at a multi-data-centre solution for high-availability, fun, and profit. We have businesses across the planet, with the need for MySQL database clustering solutions that can keep ...
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Right Distribution of Databases amongst Multiple Instances

So it's obvious that many times you'll have multiple instances (even if on the same server) to have a logical separation of databases for security purposes. But when does it make sense on the ...
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Database suggestion for a social network/ knowledge base community?

I am looking into various database types and DBMS's for a new project I am wanting to start in the summer. I have built systems in MySQL and postgreSQL , now I am wanting to expand my knowledge and ...
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How to prevent high memory, CPU and time consumption by MySQL restore?

I have a local test machine with 2 GB RAM and a dual core processor. I imported a dump on that using mysql -uuser -psecret < script.sql script.sql is a 700 MB file which contains a single ...
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How do I model data from arbitrary CSV's in a database?

I am setting up a web interface for data management. Users upload CSV or similarly structured files, and I want to store these in the database so they can do manipulations on them -- filtering, ...
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Ready-to-Use Database models example

Where can I find ready-to-use database models ? I don't need a database with data in it, but only schemas (UML diagrams). Perhaps something like the data models at this link, but much more complex ...
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Would appreciate some suggestions on how I should model this data

I am setting up a website that will have users. Users can search for songs and (if signed in) save them to a playlist or their library of songs. I want it to be like iTunes in that all the songs on ...
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Database design : multiple category of users login into same system

In our new system we have three type of people Business owner Assistant of business owner Staff (a skilled employee) I am having following entity [Business] - include detail about business ...
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RAM/memory based databases

I am looking for a RAM/memory based database, and these two seem to be interesting: SQLite Oracle Berkeley DB Do you have any other suggestions? I need more than one executable to be able to ...
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Small sample database for practicing database administration?

I'm looking for a portable sample database that can be created from a script has a simple ER model has little data for database administration practicing purposes. I know that there is e.g. ...
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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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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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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?.