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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Calculate Num_Index_Pages for sizing design

I don't understand Step2 #8 Calculate the number of number of non-leaf pages in the index. I am not sure I understand the "Level". I have Num_Leaf_Pages=508 & Index_Rows_Per_Page=476 I don't ...
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Query Performance - Why is a query slower when there are two criteria on the same column?

I have these two queries against a view, where I've added WHERE clauses against a date column (Indexed, Unique, Non-Clustered, Ascending): SELECT ColA FROM MyView a WHERE a.[Date] >= ...
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Multiple SQL Server Indexes, which ones to keep?

I am looking at my database that several people have worked on. A particular table is responding slowly when queried on a certain join. I notice some of the parameters of the join are not indexed. ...
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Finding missing_index_details in MySQL

MS SQL Server apparently can tell you what indexes would be useful for your query. Is there anything similar in MySQL? This article (scroll to "Find missing indexes") says that in Microsoft SQL ...
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Mongo range query became extremely slow on large collection

I have a collection which has 50 million records in it. After using wired Tiger its size became only 3 GB (2 GB data 700 MB index). I have created index on this collection. But when i do a range query ...
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Defragmentation of SQL Server 2008 indexes

I am having issues defragmenting indexes. I keep using the various defragmentation methods for defragmenting a SQL Server index such as DBCC INDEXDEFRAG and DBCC DBReIndex, but none seem to be ...
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How do I recover from MySQL InnoDB table/index corruption?

While trying to upgrade a database (in place) I got the following error. The server starts up and everything seems to be fine, except that the table mentioned in the message is no longer accessible. ...
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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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MySql: Slow join and group by on indexed columns

The following query takes 15-20s to run SELECT "Trade_US"."ID" AS "Trade_US.ID", "Server_US"."Name" AS "Server_US.Name", "Trade_US"."TradeTypeID" AS "Trade_US.TradeTypeID", "Users"."ID" AS ...
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Measure fragmentation of a single index?

We are measuring the impact of different defrag approaches that we do one index at a time. How do we query to see fragmentation of a single index, by index name (or table + index). This is on SQL ...
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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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Best practice for storing image order number in a database

I am designing a social networking website(mysql with InnoDB engine + php) where I need to store image sequence in a database. The table structure is as follows:- PicId (BIGINT, AUTO INCREMENT, PK) ...
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Indexed query fails to return rows in large (15 billion rows) MyISAM (MySQL) table

I have a very large table (15 billion rows) with a structure like this: CREATE TABLE `textlines` ( `PGUID` binary(16) DEFAULT NULL, `StatID` int(11) DEFAULT NULL, `Time` datetime(3) DEFAULT ...
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Why do these two queries (which I think are equivalent) rely on different keys?

We have a query that we don't like, since it ends up doing a full table scan. EXPLAIN SELECT count(*) AS c, location.name FROM study LEFT JOIN location ON study.location_id = location.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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What is a loose index scan?

I was reading that MySQL can not use an index on 2 range conditions due to not having a "loose index scan" What exactly does this mean? Is it related to the underlying or the implementation of the ...
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Database tuning and possibly unexpected results

(This is cross-posted from stackoverflow; I initially put it in the wrong place.) So I have a database that's working a bit slower than I would expect and I'd like to describe what I'm doing so ...
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How to take advantage of multiple spatial indices?

All, I'm building a view which uses a spatial intersect (STIntersect in MSSQL 2012) between points (student addresses with address information) and polygons (school boundary polygons with school ...
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Based on these DBCC SHOWCONTIG stats, should I index this table?

I have a SQL 2008 Standard server on full mirror (safety). I reorganize all indexes weekly. I am looking into rebuilding a few indexes to improve performance. I ran DBCC SHOWCONTIG on my largest, most ...
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SQL Server Full-Text Index with Stoplist

I've searched this site and the internet in general and can't find any information which answers my question, so I thought I'd post it here. I have Full Text search operating on a database in SQL ...
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What's Scalar Operator in the plan?

I have a doubt. What means this Scalar Operator in the print below? I've been investigating our database cause we have severals RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE . I've seeing a lot of queries using ...
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MySQL join query indexes

After recently discovering the MySQL feature to log queries that aren't using indexes, I've been chasing these down in a large app, looking for places to improve performance. There is at least one ...
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How to speed up query on table with millions of rows

The Issue: I'm working on a big table that consists about 37mln rows. Data include measurements of many devices made in certain time e.g. '2013-09-24 10:45:50'. Each day all of those devices are ...
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table scheme definiation it this way that insert duplicate into another table

I have a table in which there is a column name with SP varchar(10) NOT NULL. I want that column always to be unique so i created unique index on that column . My table schema as follows : CREATE ...
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Fulltext search returning too many rows

Server: MySQL 5.1.66-0+squeeze1 My problem: I have two databases with the same tables. One is for the testing environment and one for production. When I perform a MATCH AGAINST on the prodution ...
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Oracle - Mysterious indexes

I have a table in Oracle 10.2g that I'm trying to import roughly 11 million rows into. The table contains an SDO_GEOMETRY column. It previously had NOT NULL constraints on all 3 columns, a primary key ...
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parenthetic grouping of join clauses

What is the difference between these joins? a left join b left join c (a left join b) left join c a left join (b left join c) Does the grouping only affect the order of the joins? Will the query ...
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How does MySQL 5.1 use indexes?

I've read the docs for MySQL v5.1.x on how about the indexes are used, but I'm not sure I understood it properly. Suppose having the following MySQL table: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ...
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Is there an equivalent of virtual columns in mysql?

Currently I'm taking a look at amazon's new aurora database and I'd like to check how my current setup performs there. The original table is on maria DB and contains a virtual column ...
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Why is my spatial index not being used on Mariadb?

I have a spatial index on geo column, but when I do EXPLAIN it doesn't show that the index is being used. Can anyone tell why? EXPLAIN SELECT AsText(geo) FROM marker WHERE ...
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Database Design for group chat

I am creating a chat system as a RESTful API. This is what my design looks so far A request can be made to fetch the newest 50 messages that are part of a group id. Even if I do get a list of ...
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Covered vs Noncovered Index & CRUD Sprocs question

I have what is a very simple question for most here I am sure. I would like to point out while i can run a query with the statistics on and get the answer, I would very much like an "under the hood" ...
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adding new column slows down select statement

I have a table with a single column that is the primary key Here is the create table statement: CREATE TABLE `test` ( `phone_number` varchar(18) collate utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, KEY ...
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Full text search - Search with contains plus wildcard (*) not working properly

Although I know sql, I am a web developer. So this is a pretty new to me. I am working on a bug in a webapp regarding Full text Search, and some inconsistent results with it. You can see what I've ...
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Help with fulll text index of large 100gb DB (yago) in MySQL

I'm trying to import the a full dump of Yago into a mysql (actually MariaDB -- I'm running an up-to-date arch system) database. The data is available here: ...
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dropping index in a table that has 8 million entries

I am trying to execute the following: DROP INDEX idx_deletedAt_isLocked_testi ON app_instagram_shop_picture; DROP INDEX idx_id_deletedAt_isLocked ON app_instagram_shop; currently I am using mysql ...
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Can we combine Bitmap index with B+ tree index?

If I have a database of employees and expected queries on (salary,gender). Would it be a good idea to have a B+ tree index on salary and Bitmap index on gender at every leaf node of a tree. What are ...
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Is it a good idea to disable lock escalation while adding new calculated columns to a table?

Having in mind that I can add computed columns to the subscription tables according to this link: SQL Server : Transactional Replication Computed Column Is it a good idea to disable lock escalation ...
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How can i add index in MYSQL stored procedure?

I can not use alter table () on my stored procedure i don't have a permission to do that in the big database data_pro. How can i use index in my stored procedure for my 2 fields in where condition? ...
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In Oracle, when you update an SDO_GEOMETRY column with the same value is the MDSYS SPATIAL_INDEX updated?

Because generating and updating a spatial field is relatively expensive we want to avoid it when possible. Here is the relevant bit of our schema: +---------+---------------+ |LATITUDE ...
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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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Trigger copies history table: Will removing index lock options speed up the process?

I have a trigger applied to a table to write inserts and updates to a history table. That history table can grow pretty fast, and we want to see, if we can speed up insert operation a bit. The values ...
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Postgresql indexing for IS NULL

I have two similar queries, whose only difference (in the last two lines) is that one uses IS NULL while the other compares defined values. Query #1 takes only a few minutes: UPDATE ...
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Indexing Multiple Possibly Missing Columns

I'm working with a particularly large database, and am not particularly in tune with some of the intricacies of RDBMS's as I work primarily in PHP/WP and with smaller databases. Either way, I have ...
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MySQL ignores ZWNJ character in string comparison

If you add a unique index to a char columns you can not add two string that differ only in having ZWNJ characters (e.g. 'فا' and 'ف‌ا'). However I need to store both of them. How can I overcome to ...
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Need a persistent, glorified array / bucket storage solution

I'm looking to create a system that logs information ( think, lots of writes, and a few reads ) in order of entry within a key/value datastore. The order precision is absolutely necessary above ...
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PostgreSQL: raise error if planner needs to do an sequence scan

I want to check if our code does use only indexed columns. I think it does, but I want to be sure. How can I configure/modify PostgreSQL to raise an exception if it needs to do an sequence scan? It ...
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Optimal index wasn't being used until rebuilt

SELECT COUNT(T1.RECID) FROM LEDGERJOURNALTRANS T1 WHERE PARTITION=5637144576 AND DATAAREAID='abcd' AND JOURNALNUM='abcd-00018' This query gets run numerous times when users view a ...
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Indexing on cached data from related table using triggers — Is there a better way?

Edit: Schema details per request from Aaron Betrand -- I'll break the schema down to the relevant fields of the two tables. Orders (ID int IDENTITY, Status char(1)) Services(OrderID FOREIGN KEY ...