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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optimize the query with big and low cardinality

I have big enough dataset and few joins to get them all with help next query: SELECT DISTINCT c.c_id FROM c_active z1 INNER JOIN cs c ON (z1.cv_id=c.cv_id) INNER JOIN indi i ON (c.m_id=i.m_id) INNER ...
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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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How can I make this query more efficient?

This is the query: SELECT races.*, tmptimers.last_start_time, tmplaps.updated_at AS last_updated_at FROM races LEFT JOIN (SELECT * FROM timers WHERE timers.user_id = 1) AS tmptimers ON ...
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How to optimize multiple ORDER BYs?

I'm getting sluggish performance on a table with ~300,000 rows and B-Trees on each column. This is for a dynamic pagination page where the query is constructed on demand, and the application caches ...
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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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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 performance problem using indexed datetime column

I tried to solve the following problem for about one hour now and still didn't get any further with it. Okay, I have a table (MyISAM): ...
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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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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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Inserting to table: Insert rows with Left Outer Join or Insert rows then Update?

I have a table of Orders and another table of Deliveries. The Orders table will contain a reference to the Deliveries table if there is a corresponding row. Not every row in Orders will have a row in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Optimizing multiple MySQL sub-queries and joins for multiple runs

The query (below) that's running is taking ~0.6 sec which normally would be fine but it gets run almost 1300 times for different custids. How can I make it run faster? Setup: Mac OS X 10.7.5 MySQL ...
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Sorting of results is slow some times but fast at other times

I have a mysql query that is joining a few tables and then uses order by field for sorting. It sometimes runs quite fast at other times it is slow. While it was slow i profiled the query to find that ...
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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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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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Why is this query not using my nonclustered index, and how can I make it?

As follow up to this question about increasing query performance, I'd like to know if there is a way to make my index used by default. This query runs in about 2.5 seconds: SELECT TOP 1000 * FROM ...
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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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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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MySQL tuning (my.cnf) for very large tables and ad hoc queries [duplicate]

We are an email marketing company and recently switched our setup to MySQL. We need to configure mysql (my.cnf) for extreme performance. We have tried to configure my.cnf but heavy queries can get ...
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DB Design Payments Table

I'm working on a Desktop application that uses a DB to store information i.e (customers, houses, proprietors, payments). So the application must accept payments from customers to company, company to ...
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postgres explain plan with giant gaps between operations

I have a postgresql explain plan that seems to have large gaps between the join, sort & filter processes and can't explain (sorry) it. The query is taking an inordinate amount of time and the ...
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Database design suggestions for a data scraping/warehouse application?

I'm looking into the database design for a data warehouse kind of project which involves a large number of inserts daily. The data archives will be further used to generate reports. I will have a ...
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MySQL Optimisation

I am running mySQL 5.6.16 on a server running Centos with 20Gb RAM ad 1TB disc space. when running SELECT scripts wiht order and group by statements and a number of joins, the results can be very slow ...
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Need help optimizing query to prevent full table scans

I have the following query, which while it works, is also doing a full scan on each left joined table (the log* tables). I thought by using a subquery in the FROM that this would eliminate the ...
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Should I separate my preferences table?

I have a hobby site where users can find other hobbyists of similar interest. Each user can set a series of preferences that get saved into user_prefs. Right now there are 4 types of preferences, an ...
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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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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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Improving `GROUP BY` query performance in sqlite3

I have a little web-application that is using sqlite3 as it's DB (the db is fairly small). Right now, I am generating some content to display using the following query: SELECT dbId, dlState, ...
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Why is my Mysql Query verry slow when selecting a text field

i have a problem with a left join. Tables are myisam. Tables CREATE TABLE `article` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `force_startpage` tinyint(1) DEFAULT '0', `title` varchar(255) ...
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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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Long running simple query SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I have a very simple query running in a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance: SELECT TOP 10 * FROM messages m INNER JOIN recipients r ON m.id = r.id WHERE m.timeStamp > '2014-07-14T00:00:00.000' AND ...
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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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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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Optimize select on subquery with COALESCE(…)

I have a large view that I use from within an application. I think I've narrowed down my performance problem, but I'm unsure how to fix it. A simplified version of the view looks like this: SELECT ...
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Modification to GEQO (Genetic Query Optimization) of PostgreSQL

I need to implement a functionality that is in line with the GEQO functionality of PostgreSQL. I understand that GEQO approach is to encode query plans as integer strings and GEQO generates these ...
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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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Help optimizing very slow mySQL query

I have a query which takes about 6 secs to execute. SELECT * FROM (SELECT ord.ID, op.name AS prodName, op.code, ord.date, ord.email, op.total, stat.ID AS statusID, stat.value AS status, ...
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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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Optimize Percona MySQL InnoDB 3.2TB database

(Before you will call me an idiot or start laughing, please remember it's a real deal on my side and I cannot cancel this assignment as it is a part of a bigger project) I have a database server that ...
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Optimization for 100 GB Real-time info table

I have a table of device information feed which is filled by data from remote device units. There will be like 1000 units each sending an update per minute which will be stored as a row in that ...
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60M+ InnoDB table simple query performance HELP

I know it is a repeated question but really need help here. What can I do to improve the performance of this query? Considering that I have no freedom to change system variables/configs :( Thanks in ...
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Optimization Tips For MYSQL Tuner/Primer

So I have a site that has a crap ton of traffic. I see a decent amount of latency when the site has over 1,000 active visitors on it. I have new relic installed and it seems Im only using 10% of the ...
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Is it always faster to create indexes after loading data?

I have a large number of records (~1 billion) that I need to load into MongoDB (actually TokuMX, but whatever). I have about 6 different indices I need to create on the collection. Is it always faster ...
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Optimal hash technique to index large text

Erwin Brandstetter thankfully saved me from myself when I tried to create unique indexes on textual columns with large lengths. The upper limit for the insertion rate is tens of billions of rows per ...
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Efficiently joining two irregular series representing changes

(This is a PostgreSQL-specific question, using version 9.1, but could be upgraded to 9.3.) I have a number of tables that represent a series of changes. These tables all have the same structure: ...
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Is there a negative effect if I place an index on every column in a wide table?

We have a wide dataset that isn't very tall (say 250K rows, 90 columns). We will be providing users with an interface that allows them to generate arbitrary queries against this dataset. They can ...
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How can I apply heuristics to optimise an expression tree?

I've converted the following SQL query: SELECT name FROM dog d, works_at w WHERE (d.owner_name = w.person_name) AND (w.kennal_name = "Breeders"); into the following expression tree: My main ...
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Building A SQL table horizontally VS vertically

What is a better design principle when designing SQL Server tables. One can either add columns (ie grow horizontally) or grow it vertically (ie rather adding rows) I have a situation when there are ...