An evaluation of whether a system works well enough to be fit for purpose. Normally performance refers to the speed with which a system completes an operation or set of operations over time.

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MySQL: What are the pros and cons of running with engine=Memory vs on a memory-mapped filesystem?

What is the difference (in terms of read and write perf, alter tables, backup and recoverability and consistency) of running a MySQL database on a memory-mapped filesystem vs with ENGINE=MEMORY
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Which benchmark assess string pattern matching in a database?

I have a postgresql DB in which I do a lot of string matching ala : UPDATE table1 SET colum1 = TRUE WHERE colum2 LIKE '%teststring%'; colum2 is a whole html file As I said I do A LOT of this and ...
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creating a 24 hours data table - Suggestions/improvements

I am planing to have a table to store the data based on every hour , in short I have a file with 24 hour data and I need to use this to populate a hourly bar/line graph. Below is a sample 24hr data ...
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Finding reason behind high write IOPS on MySQL (RDS) server

I am having performance issues with an AWS RDS instance (running MySQL 5.6). This is the backend db to an XMPP server called Tigase. According to Tigase Inc. this type of db instance should be able ...
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mysql database performance issue

I have a 2x Xeon Quad Core E5410 2.33 GHz with 24 GB of RAM. running 5.5.31 with the following my.cnf file. It supports lots of reads and writes and transactions(all INNODB). Are there any obvious ...
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If a query contains two identical subqueries, will they both run?

Say I have a SELECT query that contains two identical subqueries, like the below: SELECT (SELECT SUM(Price) FROM Product p WHERE p.GroupID = g.GroupID) AS 'TotalCost', (SELECT SUM(Price) ...
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Optimizing bulk update performance in Postgresql with dependencies

Basically my question is the same as this one, but WITH dependencies, so drop/renaming the table is not a trivial option (I assume). We are refactoring a large, poorly designed table which has many ...
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How do triggers work on partitioned tables?

I have partitioned a table on the basis of a column. This column can either have 0 or 1. So, only two partitions (p0, p1) have been created internally. On this table there are 3 triggers which execute ...
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Performance implications of mixing VARCHAR and CHAR fields in MySQL Table

I read the following answers in this forum: What is the performance impact of using CHAR vs VARCHAR on a fixed-size field? MySQL: Does the order of the fields in a table make a difference in ...
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Can I update every datetime in bulk?

The current database assumes all times are local to the user. Now we're changing this so the database stores everything in UTC and our application converts the UTC time in the database to the correct ...
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If an INNER JOIN in a query returns no rows, do additional INNER JOINS add a significant performance overhead?

If I make a query as follows: SELECT * FROM TableA A INNER JOIN TableB B ON A.AID = B.AID INNER JOIN TableC C ON B.BID = C.BID Does the INNER JOIN with TableC add significantly to the performance ...
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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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sql query takes too long to execute [closed]

I am having trouble with this query. It takes 10 hours to execute. WITH CONSUM AS ( SELECT C.ID_MEASURER,C.ID_MEASURING_POINT,C.CONSUM_TYPE FROM GCGT_RE_CONSUM_H_E C WHERE C.DAY ...
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Bulk update performance

I have a several process that aggregate some statistics on items (how much was shown, clicked ... around 30 factors). Once in a 5 minutes i flush the aggregate data to postgres (9.1). I have 250K ...
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Does it make sense to order condition in where query?

We have a clustered index in table Tbl with order of A,B,C. Does it make senses to write a query to have WHERE A = @a, B = @b, C = @c or it'll be as same as WHERE C = @c, B = @b, A = @a Does the ...
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Should I drop a foreign key if I use a soft delete?

"ON UPDATE" scenario never happens in my application. As soft delete is used, "ON DELETE" cascade and restrict scenario never happen as well now. Then, should I just drop foreign key because I have ...
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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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Database design for a table with both bulk insert and single row insert

I have to design a table where records will be inserted in two ways. Bulk insert from a batch process from a delimited text file between 2 - 3 million rows in a short burst. Later the same records ...
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MySQL: What is SQL profiler, does it different for MySQL?

Whenever SQL profiling comes in mind, focus goes to two below sections: GUI tools like - MONyog, Neor Profile SQL set profiling =1; Execute Query; show profiles; show profile; I am really confuse ...
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MySQL: Which join is better between left outer join and inner join

Which join is better peforming if all of them provides the same result? For example, I have a two tables employees(emp_id,name, address, designation, age, sex) and work_log(emp_id,date,hours_wored). ...
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MySQL: How index speed up query execution

I have read multiple articles about MySQL indexes. Some of the important pages are below: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/mysql-indexes.html ...
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Amazon RDS CPU Usage keep increasing without any long running process in Show Processlist

We are using Amazon RDS(db.m2.2xlarge), CPU usage is suddenly increasing gradually even after we reboot the DB Server. This is happening just past 2 days and we didn't give any new build recently. I ...
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MySQL server performance plummets

Part of our software solution is responsible for processing files that get uploaded to us by our clients. We want to process them as quickly as we can. Our system is architected so that there's a ...
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Is 'internallength' always useful in custom type definition in Postgres?

In our database we use a custom type to store 3D locations: CREATE TYPE float3d AS ( x real, y real, z real); In many examples I see INTERNALLENGTH used as a parameter with the definition of ...
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InnoDB import performance

I'm struggling with bulk importing a quite big InnoDB-Table consisting of roughly 10 Million rows (or 7GB) (which for me is the biggest table I've worked with so far). I did some research how to ...
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MySQL: How turning off the logging affect the performance?

OS: RHEL5 DB: MySQL 5.1.73 community edition DB size: ~1GB I have setup a testing environment and turned off all logging - general logs, binary logs, slow query logs etc. I am using Oracle ...
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What is FT BATCH CMPLETE in the cmd column for sysprocesses?

I was trying to figure out what was causing high cpu usage in our sql server and found two processes that were consuming high CPU. When I queried sysprocesses to see what the spid was doing, it had ...
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How to minimize the writes needed to update a counter field multiple times

I need to minimize the number of queries that are executed just for updating a counter field. One of my example counter fields is raised by 1 everytime a page is visited, I was wondering what could ...
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Redis takes up all the Memory and Crashes

A redis server v2.8.4 is running on a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with 8 GB RAM and 16 GB swap space (on SSDs). However htop shows that redis alone is taking up 22.4 G of memory! redis-server eventually crashed ...
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Why would SELECT * be magnitudes faster than SELECT foo?

Consider a table of values and hashes, like so: +------------+----------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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Migration query taking time

I'm doing a migration from Oracle to SQL Server and, for one of the tables where we have 3 million records, it is taking a lot of time to complete. When I check the activity monitor, I can see the a ...
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How can I decrease FULLTEXT initialization time?

I'm trying to decrease execution time of the a query. Using SHOW PROFILE, FULLTEXT initialization takes about 0.3, which is too high. Other values are at normal level. How can I decrease FULLTEXT ...
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SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table

Migrated from http://serverfault.com/questions/615129/sql-2008-server-performance-loss-possibly-connected-with-a-very-large-table We have SQL Server 2008 with 3 active databases running on it. DB1 ...
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Optimize rows to columns conversion

I have a big Oracle table (around 40 million rows) that looks like this: ID Name Question Answer Reason 3 Name1 1 Yes blah blah 3 Name1 2 No NA 3 Name1 3 ...
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How do dirty reads at both the transaction and table level provide increased performance?

I ran the following code past our architect as I thought there may have been a tautology between the isolation level and table hint: SET NOCOUNT ON SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED ...
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Explanation requested for slow DELETE with SQL Server

I would like to get some extra insights/reasoning for SQL Server delete behavior. We have a fairly large database of over 1800 GB. In there are some very shallow tables (only a few integer columns) ...
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Perl - MySQL/MariaDB - slow with no identifiable bottleneck

I am running a Perl script (using DBI) which reads from raw files from a hard disk, and updates MySQL database (which is on a separate SSD). My performance is rather slow (1000 files processed in ...
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Tuning Mongo (TokuMX) for fastest bulk reads

What options do I have for tuning MongoDB / TokuMX for reading the results of queries with large result sets? I'm currently on a single server (no sharding) with the data on an SSD drive. My queries ...
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firebird update very slow

I am writing a stored procedure for Firebird 2.5 in which I sometimes need to update a single row in a data table more than once in the same transaction. However, I have noticed that the performance ...
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performance questions in database design

I need to describe a set of studies that are practiced to a patient, every patient have a "Clinical History", that are described in another table called "Clinical History Lines"(hclines) Every visit ...
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What is the optimal way to get a tabular view from an Entity-Attribute-Model table?

Following up on my previous question, I have created a table for storing measurements of different physical quantities. The schema looks like this: CREATE TABLE sensorreadings ( time TIMESTAMP, ...
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Database design for large incoming data

I've been tasked to design a database to handle a large volume of incoming traffic from sensor readings, possibly 1,000s an hour when it's at full strength. Each reading will be relatively short - ...
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Disable MongoDB journaling?

Are there any benefits in disabling mongodb journaling besides performance gain? I know journaling provides write durability and crash resiliency. But I can tune syncdelay parameter to make data files ...
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Rapidly increasing TempDB write latency

We have two servers that were set very similarly, but not identically. These two servers have hugely different performance running the same application. On server A the application runs successfully ...
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Handling a chat room in a database

I have been searching all day to find a better answer to my question but those I found was useful but do not critically analyse my question. I am building a chat room using php, mysql, jquery and ...
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A working view now starts timing out

I have 2 identical databases (one larger, one smaller) with identical views. Recently a view on the smaller DB started timing out. Google searches seems to point to deadlocking of some sorts. If I ...
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mongodb - “replication oplog window” possibly reduced due to profiling - when profiling disabled no change?

PROBLEM I have a 3 member replica set (no sharding) running mongodb version 2.4.8. Using MMS (Mongo Monitoring) I can see that on 7th July 2014 at 12:00 my "replication oplog window" dropped from ...
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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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Why is this second query more expensive than the first?

While reading Graph Databases book, I came across this excerpt: I can't figure out why the second query is more expensive than the first. Indeed, both filter on the Bob person. May anyone ...
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Does leaving a connection open for a matter of seconds cause deadlocks?

I have been testing a system application and have noticed that it is slow when it connects to the database overseas. This is to be expected to some extent, but there is a big difference with the ...