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

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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 query optimization with aggregate ORDER BY

I have an analytics table that stores metrics aggregated the day level. I need to ask questions such as "For a given date range and client, what are the most popular items." The schema is as follows: ...
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How to order the where clause and join columns in a covering index?

Simple query example: Select t1.A, t1.B, t1.C, t1.CustomerID from table1 t1 join table2 t2 on t1.CustomerID = t2.Id where t1.A = 'x' and t1.B = 'xx' and t1.C = 'xxx' I created a non clustered with ...
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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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Indexes involved in intervals collision detection

Let's assume an hotel booking application wants to display all customers being present between two dates. Starting with a venue table : CREATE TABLE `venue` ( `id` INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT ...
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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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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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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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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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Covering Index - Insert Performance

We are running some performance tuning on our database in SQL Server. The database in itself is pretty small with around 13 tables. But there are multi-level relationships between tables. When I try ...
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work/cache table issues, heavy inserts with heavy reads

we have a work table that stores availability of products. This table is updated with millions of inserts every night and medium amounts of inserts throughout the day. during the updates, we delete ...
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Can there be any case where it would require additional indexes while all columns compose primary key

Ok i don't know whether this question is asked before or not Here my table SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblProductPagesFeatures]( ...
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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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Why is Update Query Slow with correct Indexes?

I have a query that updates a temp table. There are 2 Filtered indexes (by date) used in this query. However, the update take 8-10 mins to run. I am struggling to find out why it is so slow. There is ...
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MySQL not using multicolumn index on self join

I'm trying to optimise a query that performs an inner join with itself. The table size is currently 10GB ~50 million rows. /* Count all occurrences between start and end site id of a given speed ...
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I am not able to create/reindex a unique index in a table

I have a table that contains user locations (called public.user_location) and is the following: Column | Type | Modifiers id | ...
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Guidelines on best indexing strategy for varying searches on 20+ columns

I’m running a search engine for cars. It’s backed by a postgresql 9.3 installation. Now I’m unsure about the best approach/strategy on doing index optimization for the fronted search. The problem: ...
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Index Maintenance

I have a query thats performing badly and has a RID lookup. There are already quite a few indexes on the table and in the query stats I can see they are used although some less than others and all ...
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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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SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor vs DMV queries

What is the best way to tune the indexes on my production database? I normally use the following query : SELECT user_seeks * avg_total_user_cost * (avg_user_impact * 0.01) AS [index_advantage], ...
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Will a covering index save a table hit if only the commoly-used length of a `text` field is indexed?

I would like to add a covering index for a table that contains a text field. The maximum size of the field that is in use is ~2000 ASCII characters, 95% is below 800 characters. I am considering ...
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Why creating the missing index still shows it in the missing index dmv?

I followed the steps in this blog post to create the missing index and to clear it from the missing index dmv after running a select statement which uses the indicated column in the where clause and ...
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PostgreSQL indexing table on multiple columns

I have a table that holds half hour metering values in a compact form on a daily basis. The table has a structure as described below: day: timestamp without time zone, // describes a day ...
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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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Performance tuning self-joining MySQL query

I asked a question recently on the correct way to update a table using multiple joins to itself in order to generate the desired values. Updating MySQL innodb table based on multiple joins After ...
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Speed up sorting in this query

I'm trying to optimize the following plan and noticed that PostgreSQL spends a lot of time (relatively speaking) on sorting before the merge joins. Is there a way (using indexes, cluster the table, ...
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DB2 LUW 9.5 ignoring indexes

I am seeing something in DB2 that I've never seen before. DB2_VERSION: 09.05.5 AIX VERSION: 7.1.0.0 I've got a query that is properly indexed. In fact, it’s heavily indexed. However, when I get the ...
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Index Tuning Question

I have the following query: SELECT T1.ITEMID, T1.ITEMTYPE, T1.PURCHMODEL, T1.HEIGHT, T1.WIDTH, T1.SALESMODEL, T1.COSTGROUPID, T1.REQGROUPID, T1.EPCMANAGER, ...
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Slow search times with functions despite index?

I'm aware that this question might be under the guidelines of being closed, but I'm out of ideas at the moment on how to optemize this table any further. Given a have a few billion records with ...
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MySql - multi-column index using only null values from one column

I have a Innodb table with a index that looks at 3 columns. ColA is integer and always has a value. ColB is varchar and always has a value. ColC is datetime and sometimes has a value (NULL). My ...
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What Index can I apply to a GROUP BY, MIN() and WHERE MySQL Query

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE `wp_prize_draws_log_copy` ( `id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `pid` int(11) NOT NULL, `entry_date` date NOT NULL, `entry_time` datetime ...
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is it good to add index on column used in group by clause?

I have a query like- select x, sum(y) from xyz where z>=100 group by x order by sum(y) desc; will it be faster if I am going to add index on x?
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Table Valued Function Very Slow

I have a TVF that when called takes 10 secs to run. However if I take the query inside that TVF, it takes only 1 sec. I have added correct indexes on this underlying query tables. In the Execution ...
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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 ...