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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Measuring the relative performance of queries given the assertion that “cost” isn't reliable

The cost field is a comparative cost that is used internally to determine the best cost for particular plans. The costs of different statements are not really directly comparable. Source Does ...
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SQL Server Wildcardless LIKE Optimization

In a web application using SQL Server 2008 R2 as the backend, I have several fields, that if present, add WHERE clauses to the query. If I was to have all queries generated as like clauses, such as: ...
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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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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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View with fallback (performance/optimization question)

I have a table with tariffs for stuff; the tariffs table is not important in this scenario, the "tariff values" are. In this Demonstration SQL Fiddle the tariff_plan is the FK to the tariffplans table ...
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How to get the information of the optimizer of sql server?

The info like total optimization time, the time spent on each stage of optimization, the number of alternative plans and the cost of each alternative plan. Is there any way to get these info using sql ...
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Optimizing MySQL -

I've been researching how to optimize MySQL a bit, but I still have a few questions. MySQL Primer Results http://pastie.org/private/lzjukl8wacxfjbjhge6vw Based on this, the first problem seems to be ...
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MySQL: A better way to write this query?

We are using the following query in our system: SELECT f.type AS type, COUNT(i.id) AS submissions, SUM((CASE (e.oiPost + e.oiPhone + e.oiEmail) WHEN 0 THEN 0 WHEN ...
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How to use the METHOD_OPT parameter in DBMS_STATS.gather_table_stats

Hi there I was just wondering what would be the difference between these 2 METHOD_OPT parameter settings: FOR COLUMNS SIZE 5 some_column and FOR COLUMNS some_column SIZE 5 both will create a ...
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SQL query filled Temdb complete Harddisk [closed]

I have a query which was earlier fine but now it is running me out of hard disk space with message that tempdb is full. My Harddisk has 90 gb of space as soon as i run query temdb runs out of space in ...
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Workaround for Anti-Semi Join bug

I built the following SQL Server query, but it is encountering the anti-semi join defect in SQL Server 2005 which results in inaccurate cardinality estimates (1 -- urgh!) and runs forever. Since it is ...
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Should we add extra 5 columns or build a separate table?

Currently we have a table with 35 fields in it. Now, we got a requirement to add 5 extra columns but these columns will not be fill always. So, I was thinking just add one column and have that id as ...
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DBMS_REDEFINITION vs EXCHANGE PARTITION in oracle

In order to partition an existing non-partitioned table it is possible to use either the EXCHANGE PARTITION or DBMS_REDEFINITION. How to decide on which of those possibilities to choose for table ...
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SQL Server Baseline and Performance Optimization

I've been struggling a little bit around Performance Troubleshooting including baseline and troubleshooting of SQL Performance. Could anyone help with this or point me to where I can possibly get a ...
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Upper or Lower Case Optimisation on MS SQL Server

Does anyone know if MS SQL Server text queries are optimised for upper or lower case strings? I read somewhere the it was uppercase, but cant seem to find the reference to it again. Of course if ...
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Does combining columns into 1 column helps to optimize a large table?

I have user, items and user_items tables, and as usual user has many items. Tables contains: User: ~50K Items: ~3.5M UserItems: ~5M I am using MySQL and most of my queries are selecting items of a ...
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forcing Oracle to use hash join for a subquery

I have a query that looks like SELECT * FROM table0 WHERE id IN (SELECT id FROM table1 JOIN table2) Oracle is choosing to join table0 with the result of (table1 x table2) using nested loops and ...
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What are the options of reducing tempdb latency?

Took the job of monitoring and tununing a SQL Servers 2012 Enterprise Ed. SP1 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Ed. All of them are running inside virtual machines. One SQL Server per a ...
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Searching for pairs of date/time values in a single row

I have a legacy IBM DB2 database table that contains lots of records of phone calls. It has columns for ID, customer number, employee who took the call, etc. The date/time for each call is kept in a ...
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Improving slow queries. Slow query log attached

Below is the Slow Query Log when my .NET application was running. Please let me know how to improve the performance of the queries: TCP Port: 3306, Named Pipe: (null) Time Id Command ...
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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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Maximum possible memory usage: 16.2G (874% of installed RAM)

Why the MySQL is saying that can use about 16GB of RAM even if my server has only about 2GB? # ./mysqltuner.pl >> MySQLTuner 1.2.0 - Major Hayden <major@mhtx.net> >> Bug ...
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Optimisation Newbie: How much of a 'sin' is redundancy?

I've been developing for a while, but never really had to deal with DB/scaling issues before. That's suddenly changed and I've found myself in the deep end. I have 2 SQL tables, as such: VOTES ...
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How can I optimize performance on a MySQL ndbcluster?

So, this is what I have: A simple table classes__to_students: |class |student| --------------- Math Alice Math Bob Math Peter Math Anne Music Bob Music Chis Music ...
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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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Has postgresql a fast add column optimization?

When adding not-null columns with a default value - does Postgresql optimizes this operation? In case the table has n rows, a not-optimized alter-table-add-column would yield n writes of the default ...
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How un-clustered is a CLUSTER USING table in PostgreSQL

I have some tables which benefit greatly from CLUSTER ON/CLUSTER USING in Postgres SQL: # CLUSTER table USING index_name; # ANALYZE VERBOSE table; # CLUSTER VERBOSE; A maintenance task periodically ...
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Correct use of VOLATILE COST (and ROWS) indications in Postgresql stored procedure

While looking at several examples of pl/python and pl/pgsql, I have seen many - but not all - using volatile cost. ie: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION my_function() RETURNS setof record AS $BODY$ -- ...
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Subqueries run very fast individually, but when joined are very slow

ypercube solved the problem. Subqueries were totally unnecessary, and the whole thing works with plain joins. It is still strange that MySQL's optimizer could not make use of my original query, ...
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MySQL optimization - year column grouping - using temporary table, filesort

I have a transactions table which is having 600,000 records, I need to list the count for the dashboard on financial year basis. The table used is MyISAM. I tried adding index for the transaction date ...
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Analysing A Query Plan

Why is the following query slow? select count(*) from [dbo].[mt_dispatch_link] , [dbo].[_mt_dispatch] [_mt_dispatch] where (mt_dispatch_link.contract_id_1 = _mt_dispatch.contract_id ...
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Optimising MySQL

As per this post, it looks like I'm having some serious issues with MySQL optimisation. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to start! I'm running a DirectAdmin-based CentOS dedicated server. It's an ...
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What are the key points to avoid table locks?

MySQL is using at my company and most of the database administration works on trying to solve the table locks. What are the key points to avoid table locks(I mean at database side and even at software ...
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if database is not shrinked does it affect backup size?

Ok my question is simple. Lets say that when i click database and hover over shrink it says it can be reduced 1 GB space. Now when i do a backup of this database, does this space also getting added ...
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This query is choking the server. How can I improve it?

Following query is hogging a lot of resources, as much as that the queries are getting locked down & CPU usage goes through the roof! The MySQL Processes list shows that as the number of requests ...
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Scheduled optimization of tables in MySQL InnoDB

What is the best way to schedule automatic optimization of tables in a MySQL InnoDB database? Can I use events for example? I have recently had a big performance issue (when querying) with one of the ...
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How to optimize this dynamic stored procedure

I have a stored procedure which is retrieving data using 20 tables. Sample of the procedure: CREATE PROCEDURE GetEnquiries ( @EnquiryDate DATETIME = NULL ) AS ...
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What are the best Database Analytics Companies for analyzing several 1000s or Mio. of products,sum them together and analyze them for statistics?

We will get several thousands products in our database. The problem is that one product can have several different names e.g. "iPad 16GByte UMTS schwarz" or "iPad 16GB 3G black" and so on. But they ...
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Do MySQL optimizations hold for MariaDB also?

I am a developer who will be starting a new project soon in which database performance will be crucial. The current candidate for the backend is MariaDB. I have worked with MySQL and MariaDB before in ...
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PL/pgSQL functions and optimizations fences?

I am newbie on DB stuff. And my DB knowledge is very old (around MSSQL2000). All what I remember is, the stored procedures are faster than ordinary queries because it avoid query compilation and ...
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What's the optimal server configuration for fastest inserting in a MySql database in this scenario?

I have a MyISAM table partitioned by range with 90 partitions representing the last 90 days. I expect this table to receive somewhere between 500 million to 1 billion records before i start rotating ...
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Query optimization with extreme statistic

I have a table: mysql> describe table_1; +---------------+------------------+------+-----+---------------------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default ...
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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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can sql generate a good plan for this procedure?

I have read that procs that do not always do the same thing per se, will not always have a good plan generated. That is (correct me if I'm wrong), if I have a proc that if the day is even it reads ...
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How to setup mysql on tmpfs?

How to setup mysql on tmpfs ? I am reading a tutorial in french, where the author do it this way : 1.) Create a tmpfs directory : mkdir /var/tmpfs mount -t tmpfs -o size=1G tmpfs /var/tmpfs chown ...
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Optimizing queries against a set of tables that contain partitioned data

I have a third party program that creates and populates a series of tables to hold some historical data: data_33 -- contains data for 12/01/11 - 12/05/11 data_34 -- contains data for 12/05/11 - ...
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How to restructure this slow query containing subquery?

This query takes about 2-6 seconds to run depending which tag id(s) is/are selected: SELECT t2.id, t2.name, count(*) as kpl FROM (SELECT pt1.post_id FROM posts_tags pt1 WHERE pt1.tag_id ...
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When is mariadb creating tmp tables?

I have found, that copying to tmp table is taking most of the time of a slow query, that I wanted to optimize. I watched the output of 'profiling' in a terminal. This happens on a pics table with 6000 ...
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How to optimize this slow SQL query

I have a slow SQL query on my Drupal website and I don't know how to optimize it. Here is the query that Views produces: http://pastebin.com/StAEiXbY SQL fiddle: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!2/20081/1/0 ...
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Designating databases to certain CPUs

SQL Server 2012. AlwaysOn Cluster with two nodes, each has 4 cores We are consolidating SQL server instances and moving bunch of databases from various locations to a single cluster which has two ...