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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Why does this limit make the postgres planner use a much slower index scan instead of a much faster bitmap heap/index scan?

I have a table of about 700k rows in Postgres 9.3.3, which has the following structure: Columns: content_body - text publish_date - timestamp without time zone published ...
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Does using LIMIT improve the performance and is it noticeable?

I want to understand the following. Assume that I have a complicated query with let's say a join of 5 tables a group by summations and order by. Letting aside any optimizations to the query itself ...
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Index for date column for range query in Oracle?

We have a lot: select count(*) from TBL where XDATE between ? and ? and FLD = ?; We expect to boost performance by tuning index on XDATE column (which have DATE type). What type of indexes more ...
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Why is my Amazon RDS instance so slow?

I currently run a Windows Server with SQL Server Express. I'd like follow best practice and separate the application from the database, so I've created an RDS instance and exported my database. ...
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How un-clustered is a CLUSTER USING table in PostgreSQL

I have some tables which benefit greatly from CLUSTER ON/CLUSTER USING in Postgres SQL: # CLUSTER table USING index_name; # ANALYZE VERBOSE table; # CLUSTER VERBOSE; A maintenance task periodically ...
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SSD for production database

I am looking for a solution to [dramatically] improve an enterprise database performance on a system that needs to support thousands of transactions (inserts & large selects) per second. Besides ...
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mysql : inner join takes 3 minutes

I had a similar question open on SO for postgres - now having the same issue with mysql.. I have two tables - Table A : 1MM rows, AsOfDate, Id, BId (foreign key to table B) Table B : 50k rows, Id, ...
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What exactly is “pinning” in relation to indexes?

When one talks about "pinning" in indexes, what exactly is this? Is there some other word/term I can search for, as google has not provided any solutions. It is part of a test question, where ...
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Cause of High Disk Queue Length in SQL Server

I have a fairly high-throughput application that occasionally decides to collapse on me. It's not very often - about once every ~3 weeks or so. When it does, if I check out perfmon, I see 100% "Avg. ...
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SQL 2008 Developer Edition, not using all CPU´s

My SQL Server doesn´t want to use the second CPU for our Vault database. I tried to use different configurations for the CPU affinity in SQL Management Studio, but doesn't seem to fix it. I've read ...
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Oracle explain for cascading delete is wrong

My deletes in Oracle 11 are very slow. The tables are linked by foreign keys and every foreign key constraint has a delete cascade set on it. If I hit the explain button on a statement like this ...
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Using Central Management Server to provide convincing performance statistics

Central Management Server The company I work offers dedicated VMware hosted servers to its Windows clients. Among those Windows clients, there are essentially 60 single instance SQL Servers ranging ...
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I have lots of free memory. How do I use it to increase performance?

I am running Litespeed (with suExec, PHP SAPI), MySQL, DirectAdmin, named on a VPS with a 16-core Xeon CPU and 2GB RAM. Currently, only 300 MB out of 2048 are used. It might sound a stupid, but how ...
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Performance gain by moving a large table from a database and referencing with a synonym

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 database which is currently about 80Gb. About 10Gb of this is down to one table, and I wondered if there would be a performance gain if I moved this table into it's own ...
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Improve BLOB Writing Performance in Oracle 11g

I have an application that writes a lot of rows into a table that contains a blob column. The average size of the blob is 3k bytes. Is there any buffer that i can resize to improve inserts into this ...
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MySQL vs SQLite on Amazon EC2

I have a Java program and PHP website I plan to run on my Amazon EC2 instance with an EBS volume. The program writes to and reads from a database. The website only reads from the same database. On ...
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Is SQL Server Backup single or multi-threaded?

If you perform a... BACKUP DATABASE [DB_Name] TO DISK=N'c:\backups\db_name.bak' WITH STATS=10 Will that perform a single or multi-threaded write? Our Server support company advised us that if we ...
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SQL 2005- stored procedure performance troubleshooting

I am investigating performance issues for a stored procedure on SQL 2005 server. This is how I intend to do it: Analyze the stored procedure for any bad TSQL practices (like count * etc) Run it ...
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Improve Restore Speed

I have a ~3GB backup file from our QA database, and a daily diff (~500MB). For data complexity reasons, some of our developers like to use regular backups from this database, and so we have a process ...
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Do I want an index if all I care to query is field not null

In SQL, do all the common considerations about indexes apply if everything I'll ever want to query (in the where condition) is when a field is not null? Is there a special configuration of the index ...
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Is copy/rename a good way to improve temp table performance?

An application I am working with contains this sequence of queries at the end of constructing a large temp table; I believe it is an attempt to improve performance by pruning dead tuples - create ...
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Is a clustered index on column A the same as creating a table ordered by A?

Reading the official PostgreSQL documentation for version 9.0 I read an interesting escamotage that performs better than CLUSTER for big tables: The CLUSTER command reorders the original table by ...
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What does a “Buffer cache hit ratio” of 9990 mean?

I got this query from a blog post: SELECT object_name, counter_name, cntr_value FROM sys.dm_os_performance_counters WHERE [object_name] LIKE '%Buffer Manager%' AND [counter_name] = 'Buffer cache hit ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Missing Index

I am performing index maintenance on a database. I have run SQL script that uses DMVs to provides a list of indexes SQL Server believes should be created. I am not creating indexes just because the ...
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Avoiding Deadlocks

We currently have a trigger-based system in place that does the following: When records in certain tables are modified, a trigger fires that makes a field NULL in a varying number of records in ...
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Autogrowth, shrink and database performance

I have already asked some questions about Autogrowth and shrink. But I have some doubts related to it. 1)I have a database which grows about 300 MB every month. So is it best to set Autogrowth of 300 ...
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Speed up large clustered index creation?

I have a large table, the row count of the table is more than 3 billion, the data space for this table is about 120 GB. And Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @2.4GHz(2 processors), 24 CPUs, 64G memory, 64bit ...
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Tablestructure for fast inserts/deletes with foreign keys

Current Situation We have a table called c with ca. 300,000 rows. In this table we store the competitors for a specific product. Example: id | competitors | some infos about competitor | ...
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Performance effects of database file size and available space

I have set the autogrowth and maxsize properties to: By 10 MB, Unlimited When I look at the Properties -> General Tab by right-clicking the database in SSMS, I see the file size is 2249MB with 6.1 ...
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query discrepancies on very large postgres table

I have a fairly large table (25m entries) which stores tracking data, I am not a postgres admin by trade so this may be a simple problem. these two queries although similar are taking massively ...
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Fast XML, slow XML

Our database update Windows application needs to transfer some data between two databases as part of the process for a certain one-time update. I chose XML as the intermediary to move the data. The ...
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Why are my queries getting really slow?

I own a WordPress installation, and Updated to 3.4.1. After the upgrade, I experienced a very strange slow-down. After all, I used the define('SAVEQUERIES', true); in my wp-config.php with ...
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Need advice for a 'tag' table design

My website has different content types. All content types should be tag-able (except if specified in the model, whatever). I can think of 2 options for my design: 2 tables option : 1 table for the ...
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Performance differences between executing via Linked Server vs. SSMS

We've had an issue reported where a stored procedure was behaving badly when called from some .Net code. On the face of it, that sounds similar to this case, which turned out to be due to EDMX, but in ...
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Can you have a WHERE clause with a greater than operator on a composite key?

I'm a web developer (not DB admin!) having performance problems processing a 1.7m record table on MySQL. Here is that table : CREATE TABLE `bbcmapimp_pc_raw` ( `postcode` char(8) NOT NULL, ...
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Mysql consumes a lot of memory

Here is my situation. I have an ubuntu server monitored by nagios. recently nagios sends alarms regarding the memory consumption on the server. I logged into the server and executed the top command ...
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Database performance for determining entities assigned to users

I am interested in insight in improving performance in the following instance: I am currently working on an application that has a hierarchical entity structure where, depending on a user’s level ...
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Replication slows down on massive deletes

First of all, I'm not a DBA, but I'd like to get advice how to deal with the following issue. We have few database servers based on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. They have been organized as shown below, so ...
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How can a key lookup with zero executions and zero actual rows take time?

I have a query that is taking about 10 seconds to run and I am trying to optimize it. All the time is spent in the key lookup which is fine however in this case if I mouse over the key lookup in the ...
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Are there significant performance differences when linking to a simple data view, rather than a data table, in a simple data view?

Sorry for the long question, but let me give you my scenario. I have a DB that houses data exported from another DB. The containing tables are copies from the other (non-SQL) database. Each column ...
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sqloledb vs sqlncli - Performance difference or just feature set?

I've been running through some Classic ASP code recently and was wondering if there was a performance difference between connecting using: ...
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Comparing two XML query plans

Hopefully a simple one, if I have two (fairly complex, 30-40 node) .sqlplan files (from the same SQL text) what is a good way to compare them side by side? Or just have it tell me what it did ...
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Execution time with warm up cache

I have a query that takes around 1 second on first execution and 15-50 ms after running the same query again. The only difference between EXPLAIN outputs is that the second execution contains a lot of ...
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Select performance problems with conditional index vs non-conditional on large volume table

We are trying to change some indexes on a large-volume table to be conditional indexes (function-based indexes) to reduce how much space is being used for indexes against this table. When testing the ...
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Excessive CPU use in vendor SQL Server DB

Background: I've got a SQL Server 2012 DB provided by a vendor so modification of queries and tables is limited. We do own the DB though, so we can add and maintain indexes. Indexes haven't been ...
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Is a clustered index on a child table in a parent/child relationship the most optimal index?

A clustered index will sort row data in a table according to the ordering of the fields in the index. If so, why would you (or would you not) want to create a clustered index on the child table in a ...
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Help with indexing narrow table with many millions of rows

I have a good amount of experience with SQL Server, but not much with indexes and I fear I'm a little bit out of my depth in trying to figure out how to correctly structure a table that has 100+ ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 performance degradation

We are running SQL Server 2012 SP1 on Windows Server 2012. The issue we have is that after some time the server automatically reboots. Checking the logs did not show any errors. When looking into ...
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MySQL query extremely slow after server restart

I am managing a very large database for a custom application I wrote to keep track of visitors. The DB server was rebooted for the first time in over a year - not even to install any updates, but ...