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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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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getting “table is full” error even if the table size is much smaller than tablespace

Currently I am using MySQL NDBCluster 7.3.5. I have created one UNDOFILE hhme.dat with INITIAL_SIZE=200m. Also one tablespace hhmefep_tbs with DATAFILE hhmefep_tbs.dat having INITIAL_SIZE=500M ...
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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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Are there any disadvantages to partitioning on financial year?

Our current set up has one table per financial year (May 1- April 30). Each table has approx 1.5 million rows. We have about 8 years of data, and will obviously be adding each year. The majority of ...
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Text Storage and Database Design Optimization in a SQL Server Database

Given a database with a number of columns (c), where some of these columns contain text that is one of multiple values due to a set CONSTRAINT on the columns, what is the most efficient way to ...
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How to improve the performance of SELECT queries with multiple JOINs on a 50GB database hosted on AWS m3.medium MySQL RDS?

Example query: SELECT p.ListAgentEmail, p.ListAgentFirstName, p.ListAgentLastName, p.ListingKey FROM Property_RES AS p INNER JOIN Property_RES_COUNTIES_OR_REGIONS ON ...
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mysql fulltext query is very slow

I have one table for User detail in MySql with about 500000 records in it. I have also created fulltext index on firstname, lastname field on this table. but when I am trying to search any single ...
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How to force higher values of open_files_limit or table_open_cache?

I'm having a frustrating problem where setting my.cnf to values higher than I currently have them does not 'take'. This is MySQL 5.6.14 on MacOS X 10.8.3 I'm trying to address dropped connections ...
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Slow insert with MySQL full-text index

I use a full-text index in a MySQL table, and each insert into this table takes about 3 seconds. It seems that MySQL rebuilds (a part) of the full text index after each insert/update. Is this right? ...
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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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Queryplan changes depending on filter values

I created a clustered index on a table expecting it to make the queries with ranges perform better, but, different values in the where clause can produce differente query plans, one uses the clustered ...
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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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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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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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MySQL hangs in killed state

I have a strange situation where a mysql OPTIMIZE query will never end. After killinh it, it remains in the "killed" state. Scenario to reproduce: OS: CentOS 6.5 MySQL: 5.6 Engine: MyISAM (with at ...
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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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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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Optimizing queries on a range of timestamps (two columns)

I use postgresql-9.1 with ubuntu 12.04. I need to select records inside a range of time: my table time_limits has two timestamp fields and one property integer. Indeed there are other info columns ...
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Optimize IN clause in where query with order by - MySQL

I am trying to optimize a query that using IN clause in WHERE to avoid file sorting. To make it easy , I created the following sample which shows the problem. Here is my query: SELECT * FROM `test` ...
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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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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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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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Optimising a query of an SSRS dataset

Consider the query given below: SELECT * FROM ((SELECT c.cust_id , c.username , REPLACE(qs.seg_type_ref_key_02, 'N/A', 'Non Vip') casino_group, ...
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Multi-row insert vs multiple single row inserts

In my app I do multi-row inserts when I can just because it reduces the number of round trips between the db and the app. However, I was curious, is there any other advantages? For example, if ...
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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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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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How to Insert records from remote database to local database using dblink in postgresql 9.3

I have a scenario like i have a two DB, one resides in remote server and other resides local. Now i have to fetch the records from remote DB when new records are inserted on tables (in remote DB) and ...
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mySQL Optimization Suggestions

I'm trying to optimize our mySQL configuration for our large Magento website. The reason I believe that mySQL needs to be configured further is because New Relic has shown that our SELECT queries are ...
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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 ...
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Delete Query throwing warning db2

I am trying to delete multiple records from view The view has Instead of Trigger defined .. The view has records consolidated from multiple tables. [db2inst1@testServer001 ~]$ db2 "delete from ...
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INSERT take too much time

I have in my MySQL DB a few tables Most of the time, I'm only doing INSERT in my db. I have up to 4 connections to the DB, each one inserting into a different table. There cannot be two connections ...
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Why is the CTE much worse than inline subqueries

Im trying to better understand how the query planner work in postgresql. I have this query: select id from users where id <> 2 and gender = (select gender from users where id = 2) ...
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Create Temporary Index for bulk operation and Delete after its completed

I am moving bulk data to archive tables. Some times query returns up to 4.5million records, which takes about 2:15 minutes for a table of 40 columns. I want too increase the performance for the ...
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What would be most elegant way to replicate data contents periodically into a MySQL table?

I need to parse contents from an API route and insert into a MySQL database. The aim of parsing contents is to replicate the data from the API to my database table. I need to check API response every ...
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How to optimize a log process in MySQL?

In my project, I have about 100.000 users and can't control their behavior. Now, what I would like to do is log their activity in a certain task. Every activity, is one record which includes columns ...
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“explain analyze” cannot get detailed analyzed results for queries in a plpgsql function

I am using postgresql 9.3 I have a function (Pl/PgSQL) created with serveral complex queries inside. For example, create function f1() return integer as $$ declare event tablename%ROWTYPE; .... .... ...
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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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Sql server table insert performance optimization

Setting In a datawarehouse, I am joining a fact table to 20 dimensions. The fact table has 32 million rows and 30 columns. This is a temporary staging table so I don't have to deal with other users ...
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If a database is in memory does it still need indexing?

INFO I'm following lessons on databases. We're learning about indices now. Question If big parts of a table are in the memory, would using a index still have benefits? My side I would assume ...
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optimizing a compare query

Suppose I have two tables, A and B, and I know that size(A) = size(B). I want to confirm that the data in both tables is the same in three given columns, suppose they are X, Y, and Z (there are no ...
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can this mysql query be optimized further?

I have this query select counterparty_id, max(id) max_id from client_administrations where counterparty_type = 1 and effective_on <= '2013-10-22' group by counterparty_id When I ...
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Optimization of an Oracle query

I have a view which is accessed via DBLink in Oracle. This view is made up of different tables. Now we have to execute queries on this view. Example: Select * from Viewname@dblink where ...
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How to use max function in such condition?

My query is select * from guestuser union select * from olduser ORDER BY userid DESC LIMIT 1; Is that correct query to find last userid from different table have different userid? can i change ...
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Slow MySQL Query when Ordering

This query takes around 2 seconds when the order by is included, without the order it takes less than a tenth of a second. The field that is doing the sorting, qc_products.addedDate, is an index and ...
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Table design for optimum performance

For example let's say I have to create a table called Employee with columns EmployeeID, Name, DOB, Address, DepartmentID[FK]. So I create the table as follows with a primary key and a nonclustered ...
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Simple query is slow on 4M-rows table

I have in production a MySQL table pageviews with 4M rows that records page views of users on posts. I need to know which posts a specific user have read, but this request takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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DB performance vs replication

I am working on a db optimization (planing for future project growth) and need some help. Currently, every table is using uniqueidentifier as PK (clustered index) and we have high index fragmentation ...
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How to manipulate join order of PostgreSQL optimizer?

I am working on table join order optimization. While query processing, I want to get table join order generated by optimizer, and update it by using my own algorithm in PostgreSQL? How can I update ...
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MySQL optimize range duplicate query

I need to eliminate duplicates from a time sheet. I found this solution and have adapted it for my own needs: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `activity`; CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `activity` ( `id` int(11) ...