A database structure that can improve the speed of queries at the cost of disk space and slower inserts/updates. It stores a copy of one or more columns but structures the data differently to allow for faster access.

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Perfomance of CREATE INDEX vs CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY in PostgreSQL

I know CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY is slower, but how many longer it will takes to finish in comparison with the traditional CREATE INDEX? 40% more or much more than that? I am creating an index in a ...
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Oracle index with REGEXP_REPLACE is it a good idea?

I have a table of contacts with 1 million registers and now the user wants to search in it by the telephone. Trying to avoid a fullscan I decided to create a new index in this column, but the trick ...
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Is the WHERE-JOIN-ORDER-(SELECT) rule for index column order wrong?

I am trying to improve this (sub-) query being part of a larger query: select SUM(isnull(IP.Q, 0)) as Q, IP.OPID from IP inner join I on I.ID = IP.IID where ...
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Increase in IO Wait after adding indexes with postgres

I've recently been put in charge of a system that has been fairly untended for a period of time. The majority of activity is via queued worker jobs based off of data feeds from other systems/data ...
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indexing Like %asd% - PostgreSQL 9.2

I've got the following query: SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT j0_.id) AS sclr0 FROM ja_customers j0_ WHERE ((LOWER(j0_.name_first) LIKE '%asd%' OR LOWER(j0_.name_last) LIKE '%asd%' OR ...
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What run-time configuration parameters are used for concurrent index creation

Suppose I were to run the following. The first line shows the server's default maintenance_work_mem value. mhildreth=# show maintenance_work_mem; maintenance_work_mem ---------------------- 16MB (1 ...
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potgresql foreign key index unused for some columns on one specific server

I have a table publication, with two columns type_id and sub_type_id (there are, of course, more columns, but they are not important) on a server, all containing int8 foreign keys to tables type and ...
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Dynamic script to Drop Indices of a specific column

I´m currently writing an SQL script to update our database and for that I need a script to drop indices that rely on a specific column (because I also want to drop the column). In my script I have ...
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Should I remove this clustered index?

I have lots of tables designed similar as the following (slightly simplified) sample. The original table on different servers has between 50,000 and 200,000 rows (around 12,000 - 150,000 pages). ...
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Building MySQL InnoDB clustered indexes

Assuming that you have a table like CREATE TABLE `t1` ( `search_id` int(11) NOT NULL, `provider_id` bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL, `status` text NOT NULL, `imported_at` int(11) NOT ...
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Index not used on partitioned table

We have a table similar to this one mysql> SHOW CREATE TABLE my_requests\G *************************** 1. row *************************** Table: my_requests Create Table: CREATE TABLE ...
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Different behaviour between oracle and postgres regarding alter table primary key command

In Oracle 11g, when you write alter table abc add constraint abc_pk primary key (one, two, three); Automatically an index for one, two, three is added. In PostgreSQL 9.5, when you do the same, ...
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Index creation leads to large transaction log growth

I have an approximately 1 billion row table. I then create an index as follows: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [IX_Index1] ON [dbo].[MyTable]( [CustomerID] ASC ) -- CustomerID is uniqueidentifier WITH ...
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What is the performance impact of indexing a frequently updated column?

I just want to know if I'm doing this right. I've searched google for hours already and I can't find a straight answer. I have a table with potentially a very large amount of inserts and updates. Any ...
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Database engine disk access [closed]

Do you know what is the difference between the database engine get rows in a table without and with use of an index in a disk prespective. They way the engine access the table in disk is the same when ...
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Resolve “stuck” system process of dropping indexes

I am re-vamping some indexes, and have decided to drop 3 on a certain table. The process has been running for almost 2 hours now. The table does have quite a few million rows, but I still feel that is ...
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MongoDB 'too many indexes' problem

I've got a problem, when I got 6 fields and have no subset of fields, which my app always uses. That means that all of my queries always have different set of fields to scan. Then I read a little old ...
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Trigram index for for ILIKE patterns not working as expected

I've got a simple but slow query: SELECT DISTINCT title FROM ja_jobs WHERE title ILIKE '%RYAN WER%' AND clientid = 31239 AND time_job > 1457826264 ORDER BY title LIMIT 10; Explain analyze: ...
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Poor SELECT performance on recheck cond with data and large (millions of rows) partial index

Query: EXPLAIN (ANALYZE, BUFFERS) SELECT COUNT (*) AS "count" FROM "Posts" AS "Post" WHERE "Post"."createdAt" > '2015-08-19 14:55:50.398' AND "Post"."new" = TRUE; Index: CREATE ...
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Using the database engine tuning advisor - how do I generate the scripts for the recommendations?

I have run a server-side profile trace for over an hour to produce a .trc file with all activities in one of my databases. I have then passed this .trc trace file as a parameter to the database ...
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Indexes: integer vs string performance if the number of nodes in the index is the same

I hope this is the right place to ask! I am developing an application in Ruby on Rails with the PostgreSQL (9.4) database. For my use case, columns in tables will be looked up very frequently, as the ...
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INDEX size as bytes - PostgreSQL 9.2

Is there any way to get this query to return the index size as BYTES? SELECT relid::regclass AS table, indexrelid::regclass AS index, ...
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Two columns with and without index in where clause - How index works

I am executing a query on SQL Server 2008: SELECT col1 FROM table1 WHERE col2=val2 AND col3=val3 Here col2 has a non-clustered index, col1 is the PRIMARY KEY, and col3 does not have any index. ...
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Why SQL Server uses Non-Clustered but not Clustered Index?

I have a table with 145 million rows CREATE TABLE [dbo].[RFTest]( [SnapshotKey] [int] NOT NULL, [SnapshotDt] [datetime] NOT NULL, [LoanNum] [int] NOT NULL, [GLSourceSystem] ...
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SQL Server Index recomended but already there (DMVs)

I am using the DMV views to get a list of index recommendations and then I am reviewing each of them to make sure they make sense and don't overlap etc. Some examples are Index ON X ( Y ) and Table ...
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Index for column with two possible value

I use PostgreSQL 9.4. I have a database where a table have index in column which can contains two possible value only(gender: male/female). When I execute a query with condition on this column index ...
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pt-duplicate-key-checker - DBD::mysql::db selectall_arrayref failed: MySQL server has gone away

I run pt-duplicate-key-checker a few months ago successfully. Now I receive on the same database (Galera, RHEL7) those errors DBD::mysql::db do failed: MySQL server has gone away On CLI I can do use ...
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Slow query / Indexes creation (PostgreSQL 9.2)

I have the following Query: explain analyze SELECT split_part(full_path, '/', 4)::INT AS account_id, split_part(full_path, '/', 6)::INT AS note_id, split_part(full_path, '/', 9)::TEXT ...
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Find unused indexes

I'm using the following query to find unused indexes: SELECT PSUI.indexrelid::regclass AS IndexName ,PSUI.relid::regclass AS TableName FROM pg_stat_user_indexes AS PSUI JOIN pg_index AS PI ON ...
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Missing / Orphan Indexes?

In the process of finding duplicate indexes, I've been using the following query to identify them: SELECT indrelid::regclass AS TableName ,array_agg(indexrelid::regclass) AS Indexes FROM pg_index ...
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In PostgreSQL, can you read from an index during a ALTER INDEX … SET TABLESPACE operation?

I have a PostgreSQL 9.3 server, and there's a large index that I want to move to another tablespace on another disk, because I want to free up space on the original disk. However this is a production ...
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Query with Indexes slower than without Indexes

I'm using MySQL 5.6 and my storage engine is InnoDB. I have a table with 1 million rows containing with the columns: ID (primary key) FirstName LastName foreign_key_id (foreign key, NOT NULL) ...
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How external/internal fragmentation effect to query performance [duplicate]

could you explain me what is external fragmentation and internal fragmentation? what does that effect to query performance Thanks in advance
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Conditionally add an index to a temp table

I have a stored procedure that looks something like this: SELECT columnlist INTO #temptable FROM Table JOIN lotsofothertables WHERE severalconditions UPDATE anothertable SET column = ...
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InnoDB: secondary key that's 'parallel' to primary--do joins wherein the resulting primary keys are contiguous perform better?

Say I have a table ( person_id INT AUTO_INCREMENT, birthday_timestamp BIGINT, country, state, ..., PRIMARY KEY (person_id), KEY (birthday_timestamp) ) where people are added the instant ...
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How is Index rebuild affected by IN_ROW_DATA vs LOB DATA

I am using Ola Hallengren's scripts to maintain my databases. On a few of them there are indices that don't seem to be benefiting from the maintenance. I know that his scripts have a lower threshold ...
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Why does Cassandra recommend against creating an index on high-cardinality columns?

The Cassandra documentation states, Do not use an index in these situations: On high-cardinality columns because you then query a huge volume of records for a small number of results. See ...
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Why and how to index a MySQL database [closed]

How to do indexing and what is the use? Please explain in such way so I can use it practically.
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Automatic index creation for primary vs. foreign keys in Postgresql

For PostgreSQL 9.4 (http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.4/static/ddl-constraints.html) it is stated that A foreign key must reference columns that either are a primary key or form a unique ...
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Most efficient way to retrieve data by timestamps

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.2.8. I have table like: CREATE TABLE foo ( foo_date timestamp without time zone NOT NULL, -- other columns, constraints ) This table contains about 4.000.000 rows. ...
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Execution Plan is NOT using INDEX, It uses Table Scan

I know when it comes to using an index or a table scan, SQL Server uses statistics to see which one is better. I have a table with 20 million rows. I have an index on (SnapshotKey, Measure) and this ...
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Clustered Index Misunderstanding

I've read in couple of articles that clustered index is as the same as table, or if you read using clustered index, you have the whole record. Some say, clustered index stores the whole records in ...
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Postgresql error: failed to re-find parent key in index

I haven't seen this before and am stumped. I have a Django app with a postgresql 9.3 DB (hosted on Ubuntu VM), and very recently I VM ran out of disk space (resulting in no space left on device ...
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Index on a highly updated field causing excessive locks in SQL server

I'm in a bit of a conundrum about what the best course of action on this (bad?) index is. I have a table which i use as a notification holder that i watch for database changes with. CREATE TABLE ...
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Complex key performance problem (MySQL, InnoDB)

A query is painstakingly slow in both production environment and (fortunately reproducable) on my local dev box. Production is Linux and my dev is currently Windows 10 with MySQL 5.7.11: SHOW ...
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In [Percona] MySQL, is the Adaptive Hash Index included in the Total memory allocated count?

I'm debugging a memory problem with MySQL 5.6 (I'm using the Percona distribution), but I can't figure out, searching around the web, if the Adaptive Hash Index amount is part of the Total memory ...
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non-optimal use of index

I'm somewhat puzzled by the scenario below. The table involved (relevant parts) is defined as: CREATE TABLE Nya. UPSEC_COURSE ( UPSEC_COURSE_ID CHAR(11) NOT NULL, ...
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Which field should be the candidate for index in this case?

You're tracking visits already in another table that contains quite some information about the visit. In order to block duplicate visits after a certain amount (Let's say 5) you think its best to use ...
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Is there any best number for rows count in a table to start using indexing?

I'm a newbie in DBA. I want to know if there is any specified point in a table's rows count that when we reach that point, then we could use an index. I know there should be some dependency between ...
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Suggestions for indexes or how to partition a table in SQL Server 2008R2

Table structure and DBMS SQL Server 2008 R2 I have a single table structure (flat) that has summarized sales data (YTD,MAT etc) by unique combinations of "Customer", "Product" and "Territory". ...