Reducing run times by breaking a problem into parts that can be completed by separate execution paths simultaneously.

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Mathematical or Computing Alternatives for MySQL Combination Queries operating toward their Performance Limit

We regularly run a contest that is becoming quite popular. In the contest, we need to select the combinations of contestants from 8 groups whose cost is under a threshold, and who combined have the ...
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Are the following statements concerning sys.dm_exec_requests true?

Parallel plans mean that cpu_time can be greater than total_elapsed time. Therefore, per-query wait time is not possible to determine accurately from DMVs on servers with more than one CPU thread. ...
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Performance differs on same query against two (almost) identical tables?

I'm running these two queries in SQL Server 2012: SELECT tpua.Field1, CAST(round(twg.Field2 * 2, 0) / 2 As Decimal(8,1)) As Field2, CAST((round((twg.Field3/10.0) * 2, 0) / 2) * 10 As int) As ...
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Oracle parallel query: finding out which Producer a Consumer is waiting for

One of our materialized view refresh's (part of a daily ETL routine) was hanging today; it usually completes within 5 minutes, but this time, I had to kill it after 23 hours. V$SESSION contained this ...
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Parallel insert in db2

I am trying to import from 8 files and insert into a single table in db2. I am running 8 .sql files that will do the task, but only one of them actually seem to be running and inserting into table. ...
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Why does removing a RID by creating a clustered index lose parallelism and slow down execution by 2X

If I remove a RID lookup by replacing 2 non-clustered indices (non unique) with 2 identical clustered indicies (non-unique) where there weren't any before, why does this query slow down by a factor ...
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MySQL - Update vs. Replace Into — why is Update non-parallel, and Replace Into allows multi-threads?

In trying to optimize a query that does (Insert ... on duplicate key update) .... someone suggested I do "Replace Into" to optimize performance. I'm not 100% certain the difference other than ... ...
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Sql Server, a single threaded query spawns multiple threads (or internal parellelizaion during execution)

In Sql Server, when I run a procedure or a query that takes multiple minutes, sometimes spawns multiple threads. Even though there is no MAXDOP hint or necessity in the query, I see multiple instances ...
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MySQL Cluster lock wait timeout exceeded when trying to deal with huge amount of queries

I'm trying to deal with many connections and sometime I get following error: ERROR : Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction The bigger number of queries the least number of ...