In the context of a database, optimisation refers to the process of the query optimiser selecting an efficient physical execution plan.

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JDE Enterprise: How to grant a user role to use statistics on the remote server

I'm using Linked Server to query to JDE Enterprise Database. My problem is the query is too slow, it lingers on for a long while. Then I checked the roles of the login user. It doesn't contain any of ...
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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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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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Optimizing queries on a range of timestamps (one column)

I am using Postgres 9.3 through Heroku. I have a table, "traffic", with 1M+ records that has many inserts and updates every day. I need to perform SUM operations across this table over different time ...
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Storing small array of many possibilities

Let's say I need to store the text of a series of books, line per line in a database, and present them in a (CMS-based) website. I thought the correct setup would be: a 'library' table: containing ...
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How to most efficiently store possible combinations of categories?

I have a table of categories (currently with 14 rows, not likely to change). A need to cache combinations of categories emerged, so I'm creating a table of allowed combinations (only few hundreds of ...
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Can this UPDATE be faster with indexes?

update line_items set product_id = dups.latest_product_id from line_items as li join products p on li.product_id = p.id join vendors v on p.vendor_id = v.id join vendorgroups vg on ...
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Oracle 11g hash join vs nested loops question

I'm using Oracle 11g and working on a legacy system. I have two tables, A and B. A has ~40M rows and B ~4M rows. A has a foreign key on B (B is the parent of A). A query does essentially this: ...
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Optimization for aggregation and grouping with MySQL

I have an application that is pulling data on a daily basis from numerous APIs, storing it and then presenting it on the front end in various charts, tables, etc.. I'm having some issues avoiding ...
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Rolling update to all rows in innodb table (no rollback if aborted)

I have the following table, which stores the Social Security Death Master File database (~86M rows): CREATE TABLE `death_master_files` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `ssn_an` smallint(5) ...
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Optimizing MySQL for write throughput ceiling

We have a large MySQL database on AWS RDS, with a huge table around ~1.8TB with massive write workload. We recently hit a write throughput bottleneck, which caps our provisioned IOPS way below the ...
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Reducing query cache for mostly INSERT-heavy database?

What sort of MySQL query cache should I choose considering the following... Large, rapidly growing database (I got 500,000 rows). UPDATEs practically never happen. SELECTs are rare, but when they do ...
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Is it possible to simplify a query with multiple joins to the same table?

I have a rather large query which takes longer to run than I would like because of 17 LEFT JOINs on the same table. I've done some searching, but haven't found anything that is really similar to my ...
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MYSQL any way to improve this query's performance?

MYSQL version 5.6.23 CENTOS 7 Hi, I have the following query that is coming from an application that I am hoping to make more efficient from the mysql side of things. I have an index built on ...
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Get the latest record and count them with time interval

I have a table as below id fk_sales_id status created_at 1 001 5 2015-02-17 16:45:44 2 001 8 2015-02-18 18:45:44 3 002 30 2015-02-20 16:45:44 ...
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Subquery optimization

I was reading through this article - http://explainextended.com/2009/09/18/not-in-vs-not-exists-vs-left-join-is-null-mysql/ I am working with an existing design. What I want is to be able to select ...
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Is it possible to get seek based parallel plan for distinct/group by?

An example from this question shows that SQL Server will choose a full index scan to solve a query like this: select distinct [typeName] from [types] Where [typeName] has a non-clustered, ...
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How to handle too many inserts?

I have a database that is accessed from remote locations in the world with very long delays and poor transfer speeds. I currently transfer the data using a transaction since either all or no data ...
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Oracle query optimization time

Is there any way to get how long it takes the optimizer to optimize a query in Oracle?
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Finding the end of a Relationship chain optimally

I have a table that contains an id column, a parent column, and it's child column. So for every record, I know what record comes before it and what will come after it in a chain relationship, but from ...
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No value to update but still an TABLE UPDATE Operator

I see this type of code a lot in my databases IF EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM sample WHERE ID=@id) BEGIN UPDATE sample SET name='cat' WHERE id=@id; END So from my primary analysis it does 2 scan in ...
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HDD being used 100% even when data files are not on that disk

I am facing very high disk IO. Ihave 2 HDD - 1 is a SATA disk and the other is a SSD. The sata disk is showing 100% disk utilization. My.cnf is as follows [mysqld] datadir = /mnt/disk1/mysql ...
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sql taking < 1 sec to run in sql developer, 37 on the application side

As the title says, we have a big discrepency between a sql query we're running from our java application (jdbc thin client) and the same query run in sql developer. I clear the cache of the query ...
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Index for a Postgres query with a sort and an equality

This query is very slow: EXPLAIN (ANALYZE, buffers) SELECT * FROM "Follows" AS "Follow" INNER JOIN "Users" AS "followee" ON "Follow"."followeeId" = "followee"."id" WHERE "Follow"."followerId" ...
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MySQL script writing slow

I'm using php and the exec() function to run 2 MySQL script files one after another The first file has approx 2k update statements (see below) in and is 114kb in size. UPDATE table1 SET is_active = ...
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Best query to exclude existing friends from query

I have a User table / id_user / username / .. friends table (pair AB and BA): / friend_of / friend_to and a friend_request table (used for pending friend requests) / id_req/ sent_from / sent_to ...
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How to speed up select distinct?

I have a simple select distinct on some time series data: SELECT DISTINCT user_id FROM events WHERE project_id = 6 AND time > '2015-01-11 8:00:00' AND time < '2015-02-10 8:00:00'; And it ...
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How can one optimize a query involving a sort and a LIKE?

Here is the query: EXPLAIN ANALYZE SELECT * FROM "Users" AS "User" WHERE "User"."name" LIKE 'garr%' AND "User"."id" NOT IN (2449214) AND "User"."hellbanned" IS NULL AND ...
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What is different between fixed-size disk pages and disk-based?

As per my knowledge, i understand fixed page size as size of page which used for read and write data but i am not able to understand what does mean of disk based ? I read these words from this paper ...
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Optimizing a Postgres query with a large IN

This query gets a list of posts created by people you follow. You can follow an unlimited number of people, but most people follow < 1000 others. With this style of query, the obvious optimization ...
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Slow transactions, many locks

At high load conditions the server app stops responding to client because begin/commit statements are executing very slowly (some take 15 seconds). The queries are simple - insert, update two columns ...
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Are nonclustered indexes used when joining tables?

I know that joins of type Sort-Merge don't use nonclustered indexes, because they work by sorting both tables and then joining them. But I've read recommendations to noncluster index all FKs, I ...
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How to optimize inefficient query in PostGIS

I'm doing some queries on a PostGIS, and some of them take a really long time ( > 60 secs). My queries are like this, except querying different tables (like osm_placesbelow). This query takes about ...
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Moving data from table with VARCHAR(50) fields to table with numeric fields increases table size

I want to understand why migrating data in a table with all VARCHAR(50) fields to a table with optimized smaller types caused the new table (containing 61,065,164 rows) to be 4.46 GB, which is larger ...
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How to optimize search restricted by boolean column?

I want to optimize a query1 of the form SELECT yid, xid FROM x WHERE is_principal; Here, is_principal is a non-null boolean column of x. If I run EXPLAIN QUERY PLAN on this query, the output I get ...
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Incorrect unit allocation size. error comes when Tuning the Database

Here I am Using the SQL IDERA tool for checking the Index and performance of the Database, then i found below error, can any one tell what is it talking about. Incorrect unit allocation size. ...
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Can an index be added to a PRIMARY with a null key?

I have a query that takes a long time to return, roughly 12-15 seconds, which I'd like to optimize. The query below is the result of running the original query with SHOW WARNINGS. If I run EXPLAIN ...
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How can I optimize a query with multiple left joins?

The working example that I have been provided with takes about 20 minutes to fully process. http://paste2.org/G8BZvNHe What are some basic strategies for making this more efficient? Edit: I've ...
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MySQL Query Causing Massive Slowdown Over Time

I've been experiencing massive slowdown on my server after launching a new website. Using MONyog I can see that after an apache/mysql restart, the queries/second starts out nice and low for around 10 ...
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What indexes should one use to optimize a PostgreSQL query with a JOIN depth of 2?

Disclaimer: I am relatively new to PostgreSQL. I'm wondering how to optimize a query that does 2 INNER JOINs. My scenario is fairly simple: Select Posts with a photo (Posts.photo IS NOT NULL) and a ...
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Creating separate small table from big based on access frequency for “select” performance

I have table with several millions of rows which are selected a lot (many times in a second in average). It is indexed and everything is ok for now. But performance is always a question (sometimes ...
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Slow subquery in SELECT statement

Having tried many different methods, I can't get my query taking shorter than 40 seconds to run with a dataset of ~11000 rows. The table is a list of hotel bookings, containing (most relevant) ...
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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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Optimize large table design

First, I am a complete novice when it comes to databases, but have been given the task to speed up queries on a large set of data. (Hundreds of millions of records) The current implementation is a ...
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Can rebuilding indexes cause worse performance after the rebuild is finished?

We have a customer database that is heavily fragmented - practically every table with more than 1000 pages has >95% fragmentation. Fill factors are set to sensible values, but page space usage is ...
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Best mysql database structure for this data

I need to create a MySQL database that can store the following data for many users: General settings (for each user) 10 url's. 10 words of 20 letters for. ...and more fields like these. Sentences ...
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MySQL column type to boost performance

I'll have a table where: userid (link to user's id in users table) foldername (a varchar, max. 260 char) entry (varchar, max. 1024) data (varchar, max. 20kb) Single user will have several ...
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optimize design for a table with 50 columns [closed]

I have a table with 50 column and one of my friend has told me to split the table in 4 different table to save 12 column in each table. He proposed a design to have Master table and refer the PK of ...
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Large text column slows down whole table

I have a mysql database table table1 with a dozen columns in it. One column is a mediumtext column with lots of data in it and all the other columns are small (ints, timestamps, etc.). The presence ...
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Database design for price comparison site - too complex?

I'm working on a regular price comparison site with two exceptions. I want to show price history and also allow users to subscribe to a product with a specific size and color. As a result, I've ended ...