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

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Extremely slow query on indexed column

I'm getting a extremely slow query on an indexed column. Given the query SELECT * FROM orders WHERE shop_id = 3828 ORDER BY updated_at desc LIMIT 1 explain analyze returned: QUERY PLAN ...
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MongoDB Slow updates

My application is doing extremely slow updates, despite my query being covered by indexes. My query is: query = {'spot': df_youtube['spot'].values[key], 'segment': ...
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How to set up indexed view when SELECTing TOP 1 with ORDER BY from different tables

I am struggling to setup an indexed view in the following scenario so that the following query performs without two clustered index scans. Whenever I create an index view for this query and then use ...
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Optimizing an Informix query — Specify architectural solutions if possible too (like caching service)

We have a huge query on an Informix database that is not performing well. The query is doing a join of 9 different tables. Maximum row count is just 40,000 rows. The query also has 9 sub-queries, and ...
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Wide clustered index vs multiple narrow nonclustered indexes?

Say I have a contrived Student table like so: CREATE TABLE Student ( Id IDENTITY INT, SchoolId INT NOT NULL, FirstName VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, LastName VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL ) ...
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Slow query performance due to temporary file?

Here is the query: SELECT "products".* FROM "products" WHERE (status > 100) AND "products"."above_revenue_average" = 't' AND ("products"."category_id" NOT IN (5)) ORDER BY ...
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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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Clustered Index Help, where did i go wrong?

I was asked to review a very busy table and identify any areas of improvement. I have very limited power to change the table just the indexes. Table information 240 columns ~5 million rows Read ...
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Script to find unused indexes over a period of time doesn't work in Oracle 11g

The statspack_unused_indexes.sql script described in this page would be incredibly useful to me, but it has been coded for an earlier version of Oracle. When I try to run it on 11g, I get the ...
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Should the index on an identity column be nonclustered?

For a table with a primary key (PK) on an identity column, it will be clustered by default. Could it be better as nonclustered? The reason is other indexes will be created for queries. A query which ...
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where is the index physically located in MySQL database

Just wondering where is the index info physically located in MySQL database if I have indexed a table with ALTER TABLE contacts ADD KEY (columnName); ? it will stay with that table and add a new ...
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Why Clustered Index property is enabled on few columns and not on others?

I heard that there can be only one Clustered Index? I may be wrong, but I am sure I read somewhere. In one of my SQL Server 2005 table, I have following columns: SerialNum ------- BigInt -------- ...
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Index design question

This query runs for 60 seconds: SELECT mychecklis0, .... FROM dbo.MyChecklistStatus mychecklis0_ WHERE mychecklis0_.AppFormSubSectionId=@P0 AND mychecklis0_.ProfileId=@P1 There is an index created ...
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When to use hashtable over binary search tree vice verse for Database Index

Database Index can be constructed using binary search trees (BST) or HashTables , From my understanding so far , HashTables are superior to BST in terms of time taken for searching and insertions ...
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Index is seeked and scanned - is there a risk for seek to fail after modification?

I have an index that has been seeked 230.000 times and scanned 130.000 times. In order to improve the queries that have scanned, because they use an additional column I guess, I would like to change ...
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Index usage and update statistics do not correspond?

In order to discover unused and wrong indexes in sql server I went through the following article: https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertutorial/256/discovering-unused-indexes/ It gives two queries ...
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How to optimize indexes on MySQL query with various sorts

I have an INNODB table levels: +--------------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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Ola Hallengren Index Script not Reindexing

First, I realize a similar question was asked and the poster had page count set to 1000 for a 679 page index; not what's going on. I have Ola's script set as @Databases nvarchar(max) ...
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How will large index INCLUDE fields effect system performance?

This question is about SQL Server index performance with a varchar(2000) as an INCLUDE in a covering index. I’m trying to improve performance in an slow and unstable database application. In some ...
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Can PostgreSQL use nulls in its indexes?

I've been reading this book which says that The database assumes that Indexed_Col IS NOT NULL covers too large a range to be useful, so the database will not drive to an index from this ...
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Slow Tally Tables

I have a pain point with a relatively large application concerning 'tally tables', which are used for keeping track of the number of items against 'campaigns' (placed by a client), and 'publishers' / ...
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MySQL: Optimize query with a range and distinct count

I have a query on a large table with millions of rows that looks like this: SELECT COUNT( DISTINCT clicks.tx_id ) AS unique_clicks_count , clicks.offer_id FROM clicks WHERE ...
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Intentionally corrupting an index in PostgreSQL

I need to know if there is any method for intentionally corrupting an index in PostgreSQL. I have been searching for it for a long time but never seen anyone mentioning such an act.
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How to optimize the sort in Postgres query

I've been trying to optimize the sort in the following query. I ran EXPLAIN ANALYZE and the majority of the time is during the sort when it arranges the output by distance. I've tried converting the ...
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Ways to Reduce Database Size and possibly improve performace. Untouched enviroment.

I am new to an environment. The Databases are virtually untouched by a seasoned DBA. I am looking for ways to reduce DB size and possibly improve performance. Unfortunately, I only have WEb edition ...
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Row with latest timestamp

How to get the row with the latest value in a TIMESTAMPZ column? Is an index needed? Does an index change the strategy? Would behavior vary by database (I'm using Postgres 9.4)? My app records data ...
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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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Clustered index on a column with low selectivity

I have a table with a lot of columns. Two lookup functions are performed: 1) lookup by using column name (this happens rarely, maybe twice a season), and 2) lookup by column date. The column name has ...
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Separate indices for the field I want to get the MAX() and the ones in the WHERE clause

My customer's database has a gigantic table (hundreds of millions of records) and a SELECT that, by cumulative use, is eating a huge chunk of processing time. Each exec takes almost a minute in ...
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Index based on another index [closed]

Assume a mysql table with columns A, B, C, ... . There are one composite index based on columns A+B+C. Combination of values A, B and C is unique, so this index forms the primary key. Now, a second ...
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Excessive CPU use in vendor SQL Server DB

Background: I've got a SQL Server 2012 DB provided by a vendor so modification of queries and tables is limited. We do own the DB though, so we can add and maintain indexes. Indexes haven't been ...
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How to do Statistics in Partial Indexes of PostgreSQL efficiently?

This answer motivated think again my following tables but I am still uncertain how to store statistic data for quick selection. I think it is well done with partial indexes because only a subset of ...
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mysql multiple column index Cardinality order

How does Multiple-Column Indexes work in MySQL? How is it stored internally? consider a table with Multiple-Column Indexes on two columns (X,Y). If X has High-cardinality than Y i.e., X is less ...
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mysql query choosing an incorrect execution plan

I have a primary with an dependant subquery as a where condition that is choosing a wrong execution plan, and therefore is running for ever. Main query: SELECT rtr.id AS id156_, ...
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Reorganize Index Task [closed]

Can the Reorganize Index task (maintenance plan or SSIS package) be used to tune performance? Is this an adequate step of triage for degraded application/query performance?
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Dropping old and creating a new clustered index

I am wondering what is the best approach for dropping and creating a new clustered index on a table within SQL Server 2008. My primary concern is the length of time it will take to perform this ...
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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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Index optimization and cardinality

I'm by no means a DBA expert. Rather, a Magento developer having to troubleshoot some slow queries. I'll jump right in -- here's my attempt to EXPLAIN the troublesome query: EXPLAIN SELECT ...
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how to increase speed of this mysql query?

How I can increase speed of this search query? This search bring news based on time and title and text. each item has own factor. SELECT * , MATCH (`title`) AGAINST ('tax in work') * 1.65 AS ...
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PostgreSQL operator uses index but underlying function does not

I'm attempting to use JSONB with JDBC, which means that I have to avoid any of the operators which use the '?' character (as the PostgreSQL JDBC driver has no escaping for this character). Taking a ...
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Is there some tricks to better index a URL column in postgres?

I'm working with a table that needs fast retrieve rows by its url column. But they all will be starting with http://www.: http://www.google.com http://www.amazon.com http://www.stackoverflow.com I ...
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Sudden poor SELECT performance on a large table with existing indexes

My company uses a software suite in which the only thing I can truly modify is the database. We've always had performance issues (mostly hardware problems that we hope to resolve soon), but lately ...
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Help on deciding how to pick Correct Index

I would like to ask for some help to create correct indexes for this query: SELECT DISTINCT D.TypeID FROM dbo.Sizes AS S WHERE EXISTS ( SELECT 1 FROM #PermissionsTable AS PT ...
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Optimize view (and underlying table) for averaging timestamps into hours

I have this table: CREATE TABLE spp.rtprices ( "interval" timestamp without time zone NOT NULL, rtlmp numeric(12,6), rtmcc numeric(12,6), rtmcl numeric(12,6), node_id integer NOT NULL, ...
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One Non-Clustered Index that covers every possible combination of predicates?

Say we have a table against which a number of different queries can be executed and each query has its own combination of predicates. So, for example, if we have a table with columns A, B, C, etc we ...
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Can indexing views in SQL Server 2005+ speed up SELECT count(*) from a View?

My initial question was How does someone determine if it is a good idea to index a view?. Update: My underlying assumption was that indexing views speeds them up. This is apparently not sensible, ...
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Mysql Index for concat select

For Below Query SELECT MAX(CONCAT(date, ' ', last_entry)) AS LAST_LOG FROM entry_log WHERE TRIM(LEADING 0 FROM card_no)='2948' I've index on date card_no date,last_entry ...
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How to determine if an Index is uselss in Percona MySQL?

Using Percona Server 5.5 I've a table which stores user activty (lets call it user_activity). It was created quite a few years ago when I had only a little bit of knowledge about database ...
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Index to filter a view before joining the underlying tables [closed]

Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Suppose you have a query like the following select top 1 * from view_cms_user where UserId = 1234 or UserPasswordRequestHash = 'anxazno121o3n' view_cms_user is basically: ...
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What is the risk of doing a rebuild to my indexes in sql server 2012?

What is the risk of doing a rebuild to my indexes in SQL Server 2012? I have to do a REBUILD, but I don't know what are the risks . The server is running and a lot of information is going in and out. ...