Splitting a database table into multiple segments for performance or manageability.

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Sharding Postgres Database

I have a Postgres database that has grown to the size where it is no longer feasible to store everything on a single database node. There is a Customer table in my schema where each row represents a ...
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How can I interpret the results of these DMVs to help me evaluate our partitioning strategy?

Version: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edtn. (10.50.4000) In attempt to evaluate our partitioning strategy, I wrote this query to get the access methods against indexes on partitions (in the broadest ...
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Oracle tables partition related

Here is my doubt. Is it possible to apply a partition to one table depending in the partitions values of another one? Why I am asking? I have one table where information headers are persisted, and ...
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Partitioning a table state

So far I always used date ranges to partition my tables, however now I like to do it by state or a selected list of cities where all others that are not explicitly listed in an "other" partition, is ...
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What are the possible risks involved in partitioning large database tables? [closed]

There has been much talk about the benefits of table partitioning in Relational DBMS. I would like to know: Are there any risks to table partitioning ? What measures are there to take to minimize ...
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Is searching an alternate index on a partitioned myISAM table concurrent or serial?

I have a myISAM table with 30 partitions. The primary key is a SHA1 hash value, which is also used in the partition selection function. I also have an alternate key - an autoincrement integer. Since ...
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What inefficiency does sharding & partitioning attempt to address? [closed]

I have never implemented sharding or partitioning, but from what I understand, multiple servers are used to distribute large amounts of data. Is this because of a limited hardware budget or to ...
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Logically Horizontale-Partitioned Tables

I have two legacy tables, lets call them TableA and TableB. Both of them fall under the same schema design with identical columns, in other words you can union them directly as one table. The only ...
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Best practices for configuring the Drive/Filegroup setup for Microsoft SQL 2008

I am a software developer for a small company. I wish we had a dba but not in the cards at this point for this company. I was working on migrating our 75gb SQL Server 2000 database to SQL Server 2008 ...
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Return ID from partitioned table in postgres?

When I insert a record I need to return the inserted id by RETURNING. The problem is that the table is partitioned and in partitioned table I can't use RETURNING. I run multiple queries at once so I'm ...
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What is the best partition technique for large table with TEXT column?

MySQL: What is the best partition technique for large InnoDB table (around 1.5M rows) with TEXT type of column? There is a FULLTEXT index on the TEXT column, which is very essential for my searching ...
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Does Oracle Partition by Reference optimizes join queries

Oracle 11g has a new feature in partitioning tables called partition by reference. I want to know whether Oracle joins (nested-loop-joins or hash-join or ...) rows from proper partitions when joining ...
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Partition : understanding files and file groups

We are trying to partition a large history table. Being new to partitioning, I was trying to understand the concept of files and file groups. File groups can be set up in following three ways : 1. ...
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Proper drive partitioning in Linux for Oracle

I have a current production physical server running on RHEL and I'm going to be building a new Oracle Linux VM to take it's place. Below is a listing of the existing physical drive partitions. Can ...
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Storing and querying rolling data in PostgreSQL

I have a large quantity of weather model data being put into a PostgreSQL database. The machine has 8 cores and 16 GB of RAM. I'm running PostgreSQL 9.3 with PostGIS 2.1. Each table will have a ...
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Oracle partition by interval using persian calendar

Oracle supports Persian (Jalali) calendar in DDL queries, I can easily say: select to_char(register_date, 'YYYY-MM-DD', 'nls_calendar=persian') from my_table; I created a table as: create ...
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How accurate is the sys.partition.rows column?

The system view sys.partitions has a column "rows" that is the total number of rows in a given partition. For a table that is not partitioned (or only has one partition depending on how you look at ...
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Postgres: Put 1 database in separate HD partition?

I have 2 HD partitions - one with SSD and another with regular hard drives. I have multiple databases (as in logical database, not physical) with 1 data directory. I want the data for 1 of the ...
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Database partitioning - Horizontal and Vertical sharding - Difference between Normalization and Row Splitting?

I am trying to grasp the different concepts of Database Partitioning and this is what I understood of it: Horizontal Partitioning/Sharding: Splitting a table into different tables that will contain a ...
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Snapshotting Database Tables

I have a reporting database (in SQL Server) that takes nightly snapshots of the production data (Oracle) for users to query against for the next day, but now the requirement is getting to be that they ...
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Constrain exclusion to fetch latest N rows

I'm managing a table with several million records which are being inserted in real time. A part of my app needs to display the last N inserted records, so at the beginning I just queried for: ...
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Creating a partition on my soft-delete indicator column

In SQL Server 2008 R2 I am exploring the use of partitioning tables. We have a soft-delete scheme which is sometimes an IsDeleted bit NOT NULL and sometimes a DateDeleted date NULL I want to focus ...
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PostgreSQL 9.2 - Partitioning: Constraint Exclusion on SELECT not kicking in [closed]

My partitioned table SELECT queries include all partitioned tables even though checks are in place and constraint_exclusion = on. The insert trigger works fine and new rows are inserted into the ...
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Partitioning MySQL vs PostgreSQL

For our new system we are looking for database server. We considered a lot of pros/cons for MySQL(InnoDB) vs PostgreSQL and the breaking point for us is partitioning. We will choose the one which ...
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Oracle: adding subpartitions to existing partitioned table

In Oracle 11g, is there a way to introduce subpartitions into an existing partitioned table? I cannot seem to find a combination of EXCHANGE and SPLIT partition that does the right thing. SPLIT will ...
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Large difference in disk space used by partitions

I have a partitioned table that contains about 155 million records total. It's partitioned by year and the partitions for both the current and previous years contain about 25 million records each. ...
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Should I group by and then join, or join and then group by?

(oracle's optimizer does the same thing for both approaches when just two tables are involved, thus my question involves three tables) Assume three tables t1, t2 and t3 with a pairwise 1:n ...
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Is database partitioning for performance reasons meaningful in virtualized environment? [closed]

When running SQL Server on real hardware partitioning database and placing different partitions with different tables on different hard drives can be beneficial for query performance. Or, to simplify ...
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Bulk loading to partitioned table

I am designing a database application which will be using PostgreSQL 9.3. My question is regarding bulk loading a CSV to a partitioned table. I have done a lot of research, but I'm still unsure of ...
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MySQL: Optimizing for large but discrete data sets

In brief: I'm developing a database that handles GTFS datasets from multiple transit agencies. Each dataset contains millions of rows in the stop_times.txt file (and thus its corresponding table). ...
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Best way set clustered primary key on a partitioned table?

I have the following table. create table T (K1 date, K2 int, K3 varchar(10), C1 int, C2....) The table will be partitioned by K1 (K1 has low selective. the data will be appended in the order by ...
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How to move partitions between filesystems

We have ~9TB MySQL database which consists from a few tables which are partitioned by day. Sum of daily information is ~20GB. Database is practically write only. There are at most tens of queries ...
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Mysql, sql server, oracle tables get too large [closed]

I hear a lot about things that, it is a lot cheaper to buy new harddisk than pay staff to come up with genius ideas how to save resources. But what I don't understand, is how these databases handle a ...
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How do I debug an Oracle Linux Diskspace Issue?

I have about 429GB Diskspace allocated to this VM. I see that only 179GB is being used. Now when I try to add a 128GB file I get an I/O error saying I do not have any space left. I need to be able ...
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partitioning by datetime vs date vs int performance

I am trying to determine which partitioning strategy will be most efficient for my queries on SQL Server. We know we want daily partitions. The data has a natural DATETIME field in it, so my gut ...
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How to partition a table by timestamp, where data from every i'th day goes to partition i?

I'm looking into partitioning a table in my InnoDB database. I have a column corresponding to a UTC timestamp, and I want to partition around that. The basic idea that I want to capture is a ...
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How can I find out which tables use reference partitioning from the Oracle data dictionary?

I'm writing a generic drop-all-objects script for our Oracle databases. It generates drop table TABLE_NAME cascade constraints purge lines for all tables, amongst other object types, by looping ...
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Partitioning table with billion row

I have a big table referenced by other tables and need to split the table on several parts. I create table by CREATE TABLE product_part0 () INHERITS (product); Move some rows to product_part0 by ...
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In partition definition filegroup name appears twice, what does that mean?

short question regarding partitions, consider the following partition definition: CREATE PARTITION SCHEME [MSAppServerPS_ASWcfEventsTable] AS PARTITION [MSAppServerPF_ASWcfEventsTable] TO ...
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How to do Partition for MySQL 100GB table in zero downtime?

I have a Innodb engine table with 100GB,I have a planned to do partition the table.Can anyone tell me how to do it in zero downtime? In 100GB table the records are increasing for each and every ...
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Partition Function with only one value, what does this effect?

I am currently looking at a database that has been setup by the default installation routine of AppFabric. Looking at the creation scripts I encountered this partition function: CREATE PARTITION ...
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Partitioning a Table Referenced by a Foreign Key

I have one table: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[entry] ( [ID] [bigint] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [EntryDate] [datetime] NOT NULL, [createddate] [datetime] NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT [PK_Entry_ID] ...
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What is a “leaf expression”?

What is a "leaf expression"? Partition-clause expressions are limited in the following ways: Your partition-clause must calculate a single non-null value for each row. You can reference multiple ...
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Postgres - Partitioning old tables, partition query planning, optimisation

I've been trying to optimise our database, but not being a DBA and not having done a whole lot of tuning before I'm struggling a little with "too many options". I've already run pg_tune and bumped a ...
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SELECT to only see Offsetting Transactions in table?

I have a temp table like this I have been playing with it but I don't know how to get same PortCode,Cusip combo to give me only offsetting transactions (Buy,Sells) not (Purchase,Purchase) combos. ...
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Deciding the best way to partition (Postgresql)

I have been trying to research this for quite a while now and I am having a hard time trying to figure it out. I am out of ideas other then setting up an extra test database and running through all of ...
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Incorrect information in .frm file after a power outage?

CentOS release 6.3 (Final) x86_64 mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.31, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1 SHOW SLAVE STATUS\G: Slave_IO_Running: Yes Slave_SQL_Running: No ...
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How do I configure MySQL to store specific entire InnoDB tables on a different drive in Windows ( Server )?

After skimming the MySQL ( 5.5 ) docs on Partitioning, that seems to deal with breaking parts of the same table off onto other drives. I'm struggling to find information on how I pinpoint an ...
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Msg 1833, File 'ABC.ndf' cannot be reused until after the next BACKUP LOG operation

I am having a Database. The size of my database is near about 4GB(Only .mdf file). In that database only few tables present which have the maximum data of database. One of them and the biggest table ...
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Large table and poor performance - what to do next?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 R2 (Standard) server that is used to host a single database. The database itself mainly consists of a single large table containing both live and historical ...