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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Mysql - How to Optimize Retrieval Time in a Table

I have query like this! which has 200 million Records in a single table.. I am using BTree Indexes in my table... mysql> select COUNT(DISTINCT id) from [tablename] where [columname] >=3; ...
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Postgres is a performing a sequential scan instead of index scan

I have a table with about 10 million rows in it and an index on a date field. When I try and extract the unique values of the indexed field Postgres runs a sequential scan even though the result set ...
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How to speed up ORDER BY sorting when using GIN index in PostgreSQL?

I have a table like this: CREATE TABLE products ( id serial PRIMARY KEY, category_ids integer[], published boolean NOT NULL, score integer NOT NULL, title varchar NOT NULL); A product ...
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Index performance on ON versus WHERE

I have two tables @T1 TABLE ( Id INT, Date DATETIME ) @T2 TABLE ( Id INT, Date DATETIME ) These tables have a non-clustered index on (Id, Date) And I join these tables SELECT * ...
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Defrag a HEAP by creating clustered index and immediately dropping it

I'm writing a script which intends to defrag a HEAP based table by creating a dummy col with a clustered index and then immediately dropping it. (It's someone else's app and I don't want to make any ...
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Does the order of a mysql multi-column MySQL index matter - if you're always using all columns in the query?

I'm aware that when you define a MySQL index that the order of the fields matters if the query is only using part of the index, as described here. But if your query is always going to use all columns ...
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Is unique index better than unique constraint when an index with an operator class is required

Postgres docs say: The use of indexes to enforce unique constraints could be considered an implementation detail that should not be accessed directly. One should, however, be aware that there's ...
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Sybase ASA: Saving and dropping all foreign keys and most Primary Keys for (Bulk) Insert

Background Information: I am trying to migrate from an ASA 12 Database, to a ASA 12 Database by using a Remote Server. I have to migrate a lot of Rows (not all), spread over a lot of tables (not ...
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Index optimization with dates

I have a large table of objects (15M+ row) in PostgreSQL 9.0.8, for which I want to query for outdated field. I want to divide the query by millions, for scalability & concurrency purposes, and I ...
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How to create index on long data type field

I have a MySQL table with a long data type field: `create_date` long NOT NULL, I want to index it: CREATE INDEX ix_logs_create_date ON `logs` (create_date) USING BTREE; But I encounter the ...
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What data structure is used for MongoDB 3.x geospatial indexes?

For the MongoDB 3.x geospatial features what structure is used for the indexes? B-tree? R-tree? X-tree? I can't find any information about the structures in their documentation
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Index on colum with data type citext not used

In PostgreSQL 9.4, with following schema: CREATE TABLE people ( id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, name TEXT, junk CHAR(1000) ); INSERT INTO people(id, name) SELECT generate_series(1,100000), ...
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MySQL is using wrong index

This is my table: - user_id INT (foreign key on `user` with the reference `id`) - question_id INT (foreign key on `question` with the reference `id`) - option_id INT (foreign key on `option` with the ...
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Should database be denormalized if I need an index across multiple tables

I have a catalog of album and song names. The song has a foreign key to the album table. I expect queries like: SELECT * FROM song s JOIN album a ON a.id = s.album_id WHERE LOWER(CONCAT_WS(' ', ...
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Which to trust?

We are troubleshooting a long-running issue with a vendor. Their software has a tendency to freeze up and stop working once or twice a week causing major disruptions to our operation. They have been ...
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Improve MySQL Query Performance - Too many records

I am using MySQL RDMS for a contact management system. Now a days my database grew in size and contains more than 1 million records. Checking duplicate phone numbers became a big issue during ...
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How to determine cost/benefit of adding an index?

According to Craig Ringer: While it's usually a good idea to create an index on (or including) your referencing-side foreign key columns, it isn't required. Each index you add slows DML operations ...
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MySQL: delete…where..in( ) vs delete..from..join, and locked tables on delete with subselect

Disclaimer: please excuse my lack of knowledge about database internals. Here it goes: We run an application (not written by us) which has a big performance problem in a periodic cleanup job in the ...
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Postgres 9.3 - deletes terribly slow for 10 minutes after dropping indexes/constraints

If I run a script which drops indexes (17 of them, CONCURRENTLY makes no difference except that without it I get the occasional deadlock), then constraints (20 constraints on 18 tables) and then run a ...
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Need Review - Index Rebuild and Index Reorganize strategy?

I've written a block of code to design Index Reorganize and Index Rebuild strategy based on following recommendation. I'm considering only Clustered and Non-clustered index, not Heap. Does anything ...
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Exchange Partition

I want to monthly move partitions of my current table into archive. For example, I have two tables with primary key constraint: create table tableSource( id number, create_date timestamp ...
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Working of indexes in PostgreSQL

I have a couple of questions regarding working of indexes in PostgreSQL. I have a Friends table with the following index: Friends ( user_id1 ,user_id2) user_id1 and user_id2 are foreign keys to ...
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How is MySQL using an index when doing a case sensitive comparison?

I noticed that Ruby on Rails (ActiveRecord) was using the BINARY operator for a case sensitive comparison. Yet, when I look at the EXPLAIN for this, MySQL can still use the appropriate index for a ...
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How do I alter index rebuild an entire database?

I want to reorganize the indexes of all tables in my SQL Server 2008 database, named 'db'. I try the following command: ALTER INDEX all ON db REBUILD And I get the following error: Cannot find ...
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Is index performance on a TIMESTAMP(6) column impacted when converting it to a number

If I have an index on a TIMESTAMP(6) column, am I forced to use this column as a TIMESTAMP(6) to get the benefits of the index? Can I convert this column to a number with second precision ...
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List full text indexes in Oracle database

Using SQL Server, it's possible to execute a query that returns all the columns that contain a full text index. How can I do something similar using Oracle? Is it possible?
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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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Have foreign key constraint and index key for the same column(s)

I am creating a composite index key for 2 columns and then adding foreign keys to its appropriate table. Do I need to create a multiple index key reference and then create separate foreign keys? My ...
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Problems with sqlcmd -q and quotations marks

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition. Because it is only an Express edition I don't have a SQL Server Agent for automation of tasks. So I tried to do something with command line program ...
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Order of DROP_EXISTING and ONLINE for CREATE INDEX

If I call a CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX using DROP_EXISTING = ON and ONLINE = ON what order are things done it? What I want is: New index is made in the TempDB Existing Index is dropped New index ...
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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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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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PostgreSQL 9.3: Index on to_char()

How can I index a to_char() of a column? I have tried: adam_db=> CREATE INDEX updates_hourly_idx ON updates (to_char(update_time, 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:00')); But got the error: ...
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Best index for similarity function

So I have this table with 6.2 millions records and I have to perform search queries with similarity for one for the column. The queries can be: SELECT "lca_test".* FROM "lca_test" WHERE ...
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Can mariaDB contain indices only with data coming from remote tables?

I'm trying to think through a setup with a central mariaDB instance (A) accessing data on physically remote servers (B). All queries to the database (A) can be answered from indices only. Indices are ...
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Why is MariaDB 10 refusing to use my index on a date field?

I have the following table definition: CREATE TABLE `bets` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `id_mp` bigint(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `coin` char(3) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, ...
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Mariadb support rtree index on innodb soon?

I was looking through mariadb bug list online (https://mariadb.atlassian.net/secure/RapidBoard.jspa?rapidView=24&projectKey=MDEV), but I am unfamiliar with JIRA so I am not sure exactly what I am ...
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Use index intersection feature in mongo 2.6 to compound shard key

I am having three indexes like name,age,salary. I can use them as compound index as per 2.6 (name and age together). But can i use the same indexes as compound shard key like name and age. i also have ...
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MYSQL fulltext - What's the right way to get the relevance from one column?

I want to make one column more valuable than others like it's been done in query bellow.This example shows that only one fulltext index is needed And this answersuggests that three fulltext indexes ...
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Mysql query is using some other index

We have 2 tables: CREATE TABLE `allcallers` ( `id` varchar(50) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `company_id` varchar(50) NOT NULL, `clid` varchar(30) NOT NULL, `clid_raw` varchar(50) NOT NULL, `uid` ...
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Why isn't Postgres doing an index-only scan?

I am using Postgres 9.4. This is my table: id | integer | not null default nextval('frontend_prescription_id_seq'::regclass) presentation_code | character varying(15) ...
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Should one always VACUUM ANALYZE before REINDEXing in PostgreSQL 8.4?

Early in the morning every day a pgAgent job refreshes the contents of table A from table B on my PostgreSQL 8.4 database. Table A contains around 140k records across 91 columns and has two indexes - ...
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Error with Solr DataImporter using Mongodb

I've configured my environment and I've downloading Solr 4.7 The idea is make an indexing my mongodb database. For this I've installed the mongo-connector like appear here: ...
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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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Index Seek on SQL Server

Sorry folks if this sounds obvious. But does index seek always work on index pages not data pages? If so, which I think it is, it can only be used on its own if the output list are the same as index ...
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Updating large table (~6.5 million rows) & indexes

I'm trying to update a table with about 6.5 million rows in a reasonable amount of time, but I'm having some issues. We're adding a new column to an existing table and then setting a value for all ...
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Minimizing Indexed Reads with Complex Criteria

I'm optimizing a Firebird 2.5 database of work tickets. They're stored in a table declared as such: CREATE TABLE TICKETS ( TICKET_ID id PRIMARY KEY, JOB_ID id, ACTION_ID id, STATUS str256 ...
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DB2 10.5 - When inserting, the database is trying to reuse index keys on GENERATE ALWAYS

I am trying to insert a row into a database table which has a GENERATED ALWAYS primary key column. The table has over 1000 rows, and the primary keys start at 1. When I try to do an insert, the error ...
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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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Online index rebuild snapshot location and impact of filling index drive

My understanding of a rebuild index online operation is that the index will have a snapshot taken and the rebuild is started on the snapshot index. My question is where does the snapshot index ...