In the context of a database, optimisation refers to the process of the query optimiser selecting the best query plan to execute.

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Convert to Self JOIN

I have a correlated sub query, which is taking 16 Minutes to execute. How can I convert it to join or optimize it. SELECT SSF.SM_StockCode, SSF.ST_ItemSize FROM Stock AS SSF WHERE ...
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Mysql Fragmentation. How bad is too bad?

I ran a table status for my companies production site and its showing close to around '49085939712' for just about every table in my database and we have around 400 tables. I am not a DB ...
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Setting innodb_buffer_pool_size in for Mysql

We have a dedicated DB box with with 8 GB of RAM and running Redhat linux 64 bit OS. Our MySQL Data + Index size almost 7.8 GB. About setting innodb_buffer_pool_size, I have read 2 suggestions Set ...
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Why isn't the rows of an EXPLAIN accurate?

I have the following table: mysql> select count(*) from employees; +----------+ | count(*) | +----------+ | 10000 | +----------+ 1 row in set (0.03 sec) I do an EXPLAIN: ...
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Slow Queries Not Logging

I am attempting to enable slow query logging on our server in order to identify any queries that could use optimization. Sounds simple enough, however my file is not being written to. I get no errors ...
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Optimizing index creation

One thing that has bothered me for awhile is creating many many indexes for the one table where the query only differs slightly or contains many of the same columns. An example case would be: table1 ...
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MySQL Explain: Using index, using temporary, using filesort. Can this query be improved?

I'm working on a event tracking system which uses a handful of lookup tables as well as the primary logging table. In a report I'm writing, an object can be selected to view statistics against. The ...
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I've got 16GB of ram, how should I configure MySQL Server?

I've got a dedicated production server with multiple cpus and 16GB of ram. I would like to know how can I configure it better to take advantage of the server resources for better performance because ...
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Changing to InnoDB increases iostat

I have changed my MyISAM tables to InnoDB and from that day, iostat is increasing continuously. My findings on the server say that mysqld is the one who is increasing iostat. But how can it increase ...
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Poor MySQL for Drupal on Shared Hosting

My Drupal site is on a shared host where I cannot modify the my.cnf configurations but the database seems to be performing poorly. Here are some of the flagged issues that I can see... In ...
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Why isn't the following query using the `always` index?

This morning I started receiving load warnings on one of the MySQL servers I manage. SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST revealed that the culprit was the following (poorly written) query: SELECT * FROM movies, ...
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In DB2, what are the alternative ways of evaluating an index's (or several indexes) benefit?

I'm trying to evaluate different approaches to analyzing the benefit of changing the set of indexes that are available. If I pick some representative queries from my workload, I can run EXPLAIN and ...
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Optimizing query on a partitioned table

Tried to find an answer for this, but couldn't. So bear with me and apologies if this has been answered elsewhere. It may be just me not being able to find it. Here's the setup: SQL 2008 R2 EE. Table ...
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Optimizing mysql queries running on 50 million rows

Is there any technique/advice in order to optimize the performance of the queries below? According to my needs, my average db size will be approximately 30mill. rows per day, so every second less, ...
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Schema design for privacy settings in MongoDB

I have a set of documents that can have various privacy settings around them: They can be completed public (any registered user) can view them They can be viewable only by people following you (this ...
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How do I force a JOIN to use a specific index in MySQL?

I have a query that JOINs 2 tables; lineitem and part, select sum(l_extendedprice* (1 - l_discount)) as revenue from lineitem force index for join (l_pk), part where ( ...
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Oracle 10g using collection with sql

I have a stored procedure that takes collection of objects. (TABLE OF MyCustomType). Inside the procedure I'm trying to join this parameter with real tables. For example, something like create or ...
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LEFT JOIN / WHERE clause with is null and false Estimated Number Of Rows

I have a table named Product and a table named ProductPropertiesCountry. Product is the definition of a product (description, price, productId, etc) ProductPropertiesCountry contains restrictions on ...
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Optimizing MySQL for Read-Only?

We have 14 GB worth of CSV's which total 138 million rows. I imported this into a MySQL table first with InnoDB, and then tried again with MyISAM. In both cases, a simple SELECT on primary key ...
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Inserting into three different tables, using foreign keys — 500000x each

We're working on refactoring many of our offline (python) scripts. I'm very new to any kind of SQL, but have been trying to learn as much as I can, especially in the performance field. We have a ...
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PostgreSQL tree structure and recursive CTE optimization

I'm trying to represent a tree structure in PostgreSQL (8.4) to be able to query the path from the root to a given node or to find all the nodes within a sub-branch. Here is a test table: CREATE ...
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Why does MySQL only sometimes use my index for a range query?

I have a table of IP address ranges and their country, here is the structure: CREATE TABLE `geoIP` ( `startBlock` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `endBlock` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL ...
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datetime index skipped for same query different params

I am running two queries with same query but different parameter and one of them is extemely slow while the other is fast. Both the results are alomost the same. (500 and 575) Any idea why it skips ...
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Performing a “Spread Negitive” over a dataset

I have a situation where a table that represents outstanding balances and credits are both contained in one table. What I need to do is apply all outstanding credits (preferably in order of oldest ...
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Count() versus keeping a column with a total count [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Storing vs calculating aggregate values Say I have a table full of photos that each have an albumId that is a foreign key to an album table. To get the amount of photos ...
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Optimize table and query, aggregate by date or date-hour

I have a table storing sensor data (100M rows currently) from stations from different sites. In my case, sites may have many stations. Create table statement is as follows: CREATE TABLE sensor_data ( ...
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Query optimization on a large table in PostgreSQL

I am not super experienced with databases, just have a college level course under my belt. I am trying to see if an existing query can be optimized. Currently on average takes over 300ms. There is a ...
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How to give permissions to 90+ SQL Servers without tweaking in each of them?

There are over 90+ MS SQL Servers (SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012). All in the same Windows domain (but physically all over the world). How to give a domain user (administrative, or other) ...
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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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MySQL: Improve performance for one row insert into table with unique constraint

I have a table with ~ 40 mil records, with a unique index on the url collumn, of type varchar(255). Now the insert speed is about 30/s, is this expected? how could I improve it? I can't use bulk ...
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Mysql - show results from 3 tables excluding NULL or EMPTY values for certain fields

I have 3 simple tables with polls, users and votes. I'd like to show all polls ordered by clean count of votes (sometimes either poll_id or user_id don't get inserted). Furthermore I'd like to show ...
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Best book on query optimization, rewriting, refactoring [closed]

I have a specific problem: huge amounts of Web-related data in Postgres db. The queries running against the data are often very inefficient. But in a more general sense, I need a book that explains ...
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Optimizations for new SQL Server 2000 database that will act as email queue AND API database

Due to limitations put on me I've got to put my outgoing Email Queue in the same database as my customer information. What are some optimizations I can make, specifically to the Email portion that ...
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MySQL Tuner OPTIMIZE and Defragmentation

I have just started using mysqltuner to help keep my mysql server fast and healthy. However, I am having a little trouble optimizing my tables. When I execute mysqltuner, it all works fine and returns ...
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PostgreSQL and query planner

I have question about query planner in PostgreSQL. I know, that this planner is taking data from pg_statistics, but... Can anyone tell me on what basis this planner is taking those informations to ...
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Why isn't oracle using an index for distinct query ?

This is the scenario SQL> exec dbms_stats.gather_table_stats(user,'TM', cascade=>true) PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. SQL> SELECT SEGMENT_NAME , SEGMENT_TYPE , BYTES / 1024 / ...
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Updating a table efficiently using JOIN

I have a table that has the details of households and another that has the details of all the persons associated with the households. For the household table I have a primary key defined using two ...
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optimization of expensive subquery

The following query gets the last report (where latitude and longitude and secs are <> 0) associated with the specified units: SELECT reports.* FROM reports INNER JOIN ...
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SQL Server 2000 optimzation job hasn't run for a while

Our SQL Server 2000 used to run a Sunday morning 3am job of optimizing the database. Somehow it was turned off and hasn't run in a year. We have noticed slow access to the database. We turned it ...
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One or several tables for attributes

I just spent some time discussing two alternative DB designs with a coworker and I'm not convinced. Neither of us is strictly DBA so we may be missing something. The overall goal is to create the ...
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Prune unused joins

I have expected that selecting from a view would not join the tables from which I don't query any values, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I have a bunch of tables with the following structure: ...
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Efficiency for contact-contact relationships schema

I'm migrating data from a schema where people and organisations are separate tables to one where people and organisations are all treated as contacts (they share a lot in common). Currently, the ...
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Help Optimizing Query

For the following table structure in MySQL 5.1.49: CREATE TABLE `leads` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `institution_id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL, `lender_id` int(10) unsigned ...
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Does this cause overhead ? Select name from User where user_name LIKE '%alex%'

I'm wondering if this statement can cause real overhead if many concurrent users send the same request to mySQL InnoDB storage engine. Let's say I have a table that has the user_name, and someone want ...
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Query optimization

In another question they told me that the speed of a DBMS largely depends on the optimizations of your queries. Does anybody know good documents about this? At school I only learned the basics. For ...
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How can I speed up a Postgres query containing lots of Joins with an ILIKE condition

I have an odd problem which I really don't understand. Simply put I have a join containing 4 table joins, which I believe all have appropriate indexes, but which takes a ridiculous amount of time to ...
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What does enabling containment on server incur?

Having read in a book of Patrick LeBlank "Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Step by Step": "Benefits and limitations of contained databases As with most features, there are benefits and ...
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How to avoid timeouts during big DML operations

I have a big insert script I need to run. Its about 55,000 records and 160 columns. The script is already created and I can't create it again. The problem I have is that this runs for about 4 hours ...
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What is wrong with table_cache hit rate?

In my.cnf I have: table_cache = 524288 open_files_limit = 65535 Both are at max allowed value for mysql config. Both are less than max open file limit: # cat ...
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How to isolate general Oracle 10g issues through SQL

Background: I've been working on a performance analysis on a system with major performance issues on a Oracle 10g server. Much of the SQL is badly written, or at least not written with performance in ...