The process of determining which indexes are useful and which are not.

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Database Tuning Advisor Index Recommendations

How does DTA make an index recommendation? What is the technology behind that? If we can use same on our side then we can shorten the whole process of Tuning recommendation: creating trace file ...
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Index for ORDER BY on aggregate in MySQL

I'm working with the following query: SELECT *, SUM(entries_count) AS entries_count FROM leads WHERE promo_id IN (1, 2, 3) GROUP BY user_id ORDER BY entries_count DESC LIMIT 25 OFFSET 100; It's ...
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How to store values of all columns in an index in PostgreSQL?

As described here: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/postgresql-indexes#managing-and-maintaining-indexes indexes do not store the entire row data themselves. Is it possible to store the whole row ...
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Optimize query or model, to get an population overview in time

I think I've got a very simple model and query, but I cannot find a way to make use of indexes to boost performance. I wonder if there is a trick in my model, or MySQL query, to speed up the ...
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How to improve performance if index is not Most SELECTIVE?

As per suggestion index must be most selective to improve the performance. As a general guideline, we should create indexes on tables that are often queried for less than 15% of the table's rows The ...
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Creating indexes on AutoId and time column

My table structure is as follows Events( AutoId int identity(1,1) //Primay Key, clustered index EventTime datetime // non unique, non clustered index FileName nvarchar(1000) ...
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MySQL randomly refuses to use index

Mysql randomly refuses to use indexes for even simple queries. 1 example from slow-query log: # Time: 130904 12:19:59 # User@Host: cron[cron] @ [10.71.41.38] # Query_time: 58.488760 ...
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Does a re-index update statistics?

I've been doing the MS10775A course this past week and one question that came up that the trainer couldn't answer reliably is: Does a re-index update the statistics? We found discussions online ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 : A Possible indexing strategy for the given schema?

We have these four tables: Store ( row bigint, id uniqueidentifier, name varchar ) Products ( row bigint, id uniqueidentifier, storeID uniqueidentifier, productname ...
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SQL Server 2008 - Question about index behaviour

I have a general question about advanced issues regarding index behaviour. In short, roughly one year ago, we dynamically dropped and recreated a number of indexes with different filters, but using ...
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Minimizing Page Fetches

I have a complicated database structure and am trying to use it to retrieve Records based on multiple selection criteria from several tables. As a general rule, is it better to attempt to use ...
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MySQL Cluster - Table is full [Error 1114] while still creating tables

I am trying to forward engineer a MySQL Workbench model with about 100 tables to a development single-node cluster and, while creating the 51th table, I end up getting a "1114 table is full" error, ...
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Index method for very few updates and many inserts

I am using Postgresql 9.1 with *pg_trgm* extension. I need to create an index on a text-based field. I do not need full-text searches, I use ILIKE queries to make my searches. I will use pg_trgm but ...
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How can a fill factor of 0 or 100 be the same?

As of my understanding, Fill factor of 80 implies that 20 percentage of each leaf-level page will be empty to enable future growth. I can't correlate how fill factor of 0 and 100 can be the same! Am I ...
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Would adding indexes to my foreign keys improve performance on this MySQL query?

Consider the following query: SELECT `locations`.`id` AS `location_id`, `locations`.`address`, `locations`.`lat`, `locations`.`lng`, `tickets`.`status_id`, `customers`.`name`, ...
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Indexes and Optimizations for Logging System

I'm designing tables for a new log system and am having trouble figuring out what indexes I'll need (I'm a developer, not a DBA), and am also open to any suggestions/criticisms/etc. for making the ...
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How to properly index hstore tags column to faster search for keys

I imported a large area of OpenStreetMap's planet.osm file into a postgresql database. The database contains a table called nodes. Each node has a geometry column called geom and a hstore column ...
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How to design index for faster deletes

I want to speed up following piece of code delete from ssn_sdo where (art_id=@art_id and skl_id=@skl_id and @level=0 ) or (art_id=@art_id and skl_id=@skl_id and @level=1 and ...
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What is the difference between these two index declarations and do I need both?

I was examining a script with 'Display Estimated Execution Plan' and it made several recommendations for indexes to add to the database. I added them and the script did indeed run much faster. Now ...
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Indexing strategy for dynamic predicate

Assume SQL Server 2012 Standard edition. My database has a table with 500 million rows. The table has about a dozen columns, none of which are very wide (some varchar(100)'s and some ints). The ...
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MYSQL - Using simple inventory number convention as Primary Key

I have an inventory with three numbered groups like so: Group 1: 0-999 Group 2: e0-e999 Group 3: v0-v999 Can I simply make a one-column table to store this information and make that column the ...
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Am I wrong in table design or wrong in selected index when made the table?

I've build web application as a tool to eliminate unnecessary data in peoples table, this application mainly to filter all data of peoples who valid to get an election rights. At first, it wasn't a ...
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What is Transaction Path Analysis?

I came across the term Transaction Path Analysis which I am not familiar with. A Google search resulted in only a few results, most of which seem to assume everyone knows what it means. From these my ...
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Can't get rid of filesort on joined query sorting on second table

For some reason, this query: EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM biz as b INNER JOIN listings as l ON b.id = l.biz_id WHERE l.pub_id = 14 AND b.cat_id=310 ORDER BY l.level DESC, l.random DESC LIMIT 5; says it ...
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Two identical MySQL tables, one not using indexes

I have one MySQL Server (5.0.37) on a Linux Server that have many databases. Some of them (12) have each an identical table to log sensors data. Schema of one table CREATE TABLE `measuresHistory` ( ...
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Varchar index - will hashing value make it faster?

I have a VARCHAR(1000) column in a table. It will contain strings that will not be guaranteed to be unique. I have a query that searches this column as part of a WHERE IN clause, the list of values in ...
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Is it better to add an index and search via the index or add a unique constraint and let an insert fail?

I have a table with over 2.5 million records in production that keeps track of if a specific user has already viewed an job: mysql> DESCRIBE job_views; ...
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MySQL: logging queries which would execute without using indexes

I am trying to use log_queries_not_using_indexes = 1 to find queries which are not executing optimally on a MySQL server. However, I find the resulting log file of rather limited value. Apparently, ...
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How to count selectivity rows in PostgreSQL 8.2

I have problem with two queries on PostgreSQL v8.2. It seem like the optimizer chooses a wrong index: db=# explain select count(*), messagetype, alias from event where templateinfoid = 10 and ...
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Can I rely on the order of colums on an index generated by Database tuning advisor

I got the following recommendation on a table: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX ...
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What are the disadvantages if indexes are added on all columns?

I know, that it is not a good design to set too many indexes, but just for understanding the theory: What exactly are the disadvantages if you add an index on all columns in a table in MySQL? Are ...
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How can I determine what is using a particular resource (table, view, or function, etc) on my SQL Server?

I've been looking for tables that could use better indexing. I've created a stored procedure that provides a list of tables that have no indexes other than a primary key: CREATE PROCEDURE ...
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effective mysql table/index design for 35 million rows+ table, with 200+ corresponding columns (double), any combination of which may be queried

I am looking for advice on table/index design for the following situation: I have a large table (stock price history data, InnoDB, 35 million rows and growing) with a compound primary key (assetid ...
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Best practice around sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats in SQL Server

I have a fairly simple query using sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats that identifies missing indexes in my SQL Server database. This is pretty commonly used. My question is how do I identify which ...
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After Rackspace server creation, PostgreSQL query planner doesn't work as expected

We created an image of one of our database servers in Rackspace. Then, we created a new server using that image, expecting things to work. However, the index performance we have seen seems to be ...
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Is Reorganizing Indexes required after ShrinkDatabase or can I just reogranize index with fragmentation more than 10%?

I am a new DBA to a SQL 2005 production Report server. My predecessor created a Maintenance Plan with 4 tasks: CHECKDB; SHRINKDATABASE (N'DB1',10,TRUNCATEONLY); it seems to be running a REORGANIZE on ...
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Finding stored procedures with missing indexes

How to scan for stored proc that need indexes to be created. Anyone have any idea? Basically we have stored procedures that run very slowly. I'm wondering if there is some kind of automated script ...
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Optimizing an audit table for inserts and deletes

I'm trying to identify the best way to design a table for audit purposes. Basically I log several last events for many users in one table. There's a limit on the number of records for each user. The ...
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Is there any reason to use index for very small tables (up to 1000 rows)?

During application development I have a lot of tables that store "small" amount of data (usually 10-40 values, id + value and sometimes type) which hold attributes for "objects", like fresh/rotten, ...
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How can one improve the performance of a query that selects on a low cardinality column in MySQL?

I have a "State" column that has a low cardinality (three possible value), on which most of my queries perform an equality selection (WHERE col = 'blah') AFAIK you need something like a bitmap index ...
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Index Evaluation

I have been doing some index evalaution on a table and this is the first time I have ever looked at how well indexes are performing so and would like some advice on a certain index. The non ...
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What is a suitable index for this query?

Below query is taking long time - around 540 seconds. The table did not have any indexes. I created indexes on columns in the WHERE clause and other fields but the query is not using these indexes. ...
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Unique insert performance: Primary Key vs Unique Index

I have a table of unique values (domains_unique), with collumn domain varchar(255), with more than 20 mil records. What's the fastest way to insert into the table, by keeping the domain unique ...
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Indexing is not working

Following is the table and index information for which I have the queries at the end. Create Table: CREATE TABLE `food` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `page_no` int(11) DEFAULT ...
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What am I doing wrong with the Database Tuning Advisor?

My background: I'm a dev/architect, not a DBA. Sorry! So we have a ~400 table 75GB database. I ran Profiler for ~24 hours ("Tuning" template minus LoginName) and have ~7GB of usage recorded in a ...
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MySql include partition key in index?

Please look at the following Mysql table: http://pastebin.com/b0NDSbdz I've partitioned the table by sent_at and I'm making sure that most of the queries pass sent_at. do I need to include sent_at in ...
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Query Performance Tuning on a huge table

I have the following table Transactions. The table looks like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Transactions]( [TransactionID] [bigint] IDENTITY(1,10) NOT NULL, [PlayerID] [bigint] NOT NULL, ...
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Use GIN to index bit strings

I'm trying to extend PostgreSQL to index bit strings up to 1000 bits. (These bit strings are created by quantization of high-dimensional vectors, so for each dimension up to 4 bits are assigned). ...
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Multicolumn index and performance

I have a table with a multicolumn index, and I have doubts about the proper sorting of the indexes to get the maximum performance on the queries. The scenario: PostgreSQL 8.4, table with about 1MM ...
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Which stored procedures are using a specifc index

I've been reviewing the indexes in our databases (adding missing indexes and removing bad ones). I stumbled on an index I created months ago which looks way to good to be true. Since the last server ...