When used in the context of databases, memory refers to RAM directly addressable by the CPU as opposed to going through the I/O subsystem.

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How to free SQL Server memory?

I have a SQL Server sandbox installation on my local computer. I have set the memory SQL Server instance can use to 1000 mb. When running an intensive operation, memory usage rises up to 1000 mb. When ...
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Is it feasible to have MySQL in-memory storage engine utilize 512 GB of RAM?

I am considering scaling up instead of scaling out. Therefore, I am interested to hear whether it is feasible to utilize the MySQL in-memory storage engine for a database that is 500+ GB, given that ...
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What is the default order of records for a SELECT statement in MySQL?

Suppose you have the following table and data: create table t(k int, v int,index k(k)) engine=memory; insert into t values(10, 1), (10, 2), (10, 3); When issuing select * from t where k = 10 with ...
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How does table compression affect SQL Server's buffer pool?

I'm curious as to how SQL Server's buffer pool is affected by compressed data tables. Is the data in memory compressed, just as it is on disk, or is it fully decompressed? If the data is stored ...
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How do you increase MySQL performance using current server resources?

I have a MySQL database and some of my queries became slow. Query time is not stable. Most of the queries are fast, but some of them (may be that reads and returns less data) take long time. I know ...
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No “Using locked pages for buffer pool” in SQL Server log

As a trial run for a client I am trying to enable the "Lock Pages in Memory" setting on my development server, but no matter what I change, I cannot get the "Using locked pages for buffer pool" to ...
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Recommended page file size for SQL 2008R2 on Windows 2008R2

This Microsoft article - How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and or Windows 2008 R2 provides guidance for calculating the page file size for 64 ...
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I am using the MEMORY storage engine but MySQL still writes to my disk…Why?

I am using the MEMORY Engine for all tables associated with a particular MYSQL query because speed of access is paramount to my project. For some reason, I have noticed that a large amount of disk ...
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SQL Server service unresponsive

I am unable to connect to the SQL Server instance. Logging into the box remotely I can see both CPU and MEMORY are maxed out. I have tried to restart the SQL Server service which has resulted it in ...
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MySQL gives “Out of Memory” error when inserting a large file. From where is this filesize limitation arising?

I'm using a MySQL database to store files. The table I'm using is structured as follows: +--------------+----------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default ...
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PostgreSQL: Force data into memory

Is there a systematic way to force PostgreSQL to load a specific table into memory, or at least read it from disk so that it will be cached by the system?
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Why does MySQL say I'm out of memory?

I was trying to execute a fairly large INSERT...SELECT in MySQL with JDBC, and I got the following exception: Exception in thread "main" java.sql.SQLException: Out of memory (Needed 1073741824 bytes) ...
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What are reasons *not* to use the MEMORY storage engine in MySQL?

I recently discovered that MySQL has a "memory" engine that I wasn't aware of (most of my database work is for hobby projects so I learn what I need as I go). It seems like this option should give me ...
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What is the best use of memory in MySQL?

I have a MySql server with 2Gb of memory. What's the best configuration to use then with best results? How can I "distribute" this memory fine to MySql server?
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On a dedicated database server, how much memory to reserve for the OS?

Assuming you have a dedicated server explicitly for database functions -- how much memory should you reserve for the operating system? I realize this will probably vary somewhat depending on the ...