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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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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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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Guidelines on best indexing strategy for varying searches on 20+ columns

I’m running a search engine for cars. It’s backed by a postgresql 9.3 installation. Now I’m unsure about the best approach/strategy on doing index optimization for the fronted search. The problem: ...
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Extended Events missing documentation

I have been looking pretty hard for the documentation regarding the RingBufferTarget <RingBufferTarget truncated="0" eventsPerSec="1370714" processingTime="7" totalEventsProcessed="9595" ...
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How can I reduce recursion in Couchbase?

Sometimes, you need to access a certain document (A), but you do not know the key for that document (A), as that data is stored in a different document (B). So now, if you want to fetch A, it looks ...
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Storing generated documents that can not be updated by changes in relationships

I have a system running with PostgreSQL and Yii Framework, which generates a few medical documents that, once ready, can't be changed. For example: If my full name comes out on this document today, ...
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Querying number of tries since last successful log, checking IP as well as user

I asked this question before on stackoverflow, but it might fit better here, since it is mainly about database performance. The actual question With performance in mind, how would you go about ...
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Significant difference between duration for querys in SHOW PROFILE and SHOW PROFILES?

I have use mysql profiler to optimize an opencart query which takes more than 10 seconds to executes. mysql> SHOW PROFILES; ...
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Why is this query stuck if there are no waits?

I am working with a vendor's activity logging system. One of the tables has 70+ million records and is constantly increasing at several hundred records per minute. They have a utility to delete old ...
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Any way to speed up my queries in MariaDB with tables less than a 4 GB in size?

I'm doing some text mining work and a bit frustrated that queries are taking 6 to 10 minutes to run. My workstation has a 3.5ghz Xeon, 32GB of RAM, and 2 SSD as RAID 0. Is it possible to do ...
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“dynamic set” in a MySQL table

I have a table where one column will have a few values many times (maybe 20 different values). Now I would like to use something like the set to improve performance and memory consumption. The problem ...
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Database tuning and possibly unexpected results

(This is cross-posted from stackoverflow; I initially put it in the wrong place.) So I have a database that's working a bit slower than I would expect and I'd like to describe what I'm doing so ...
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Do supertables produce bottlenecks?

There are several alternatives to using polymorphic associations and one of them is to use the so-called "concrete supertable". From my point of view, this is the neatest solution and is pretty easy ...
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Postgres database zero down time production deployment

I need some idea about how I can deploy a financial application in production environment using PostgreSQL DB with zero down time. I have two servers in Master-Slave design. Currently I am giving ...
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Fastest way to perform simple operations on 1 million rows

I have a simple table with more than 1 million rows in an InnoDB MySQL table. Here are the steps that I need to perform on each row: SELECT * FROM tbl where work_done=0 make some data processings ...
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Can XML columns in Oracle/MS SQL Server replace document oriented databases to some extent?

Just a strategic question: I am currently working with frequently changing data schemas and it takes a lot to keep track of versions and specific content. I do, however, have a classic OLTP ...
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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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SQL server taking too much time in opening properties in SSMS

I am using sql server express 2008 r2 SP2 from about 2 years. Now a days when i try to check properties of database using sql server management studio it takes too much time(25 to 30 seconds) to open ...
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What is the most efficient way to create new MySQL database

I need to setup a development environment for several developers. Each of them needs to test the software with a "fresh" MySQL database. There is a SQL file with many CREATE, ALTER and INSERT queries. ...
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Oracle specifying join order hint

Oracle 2 node RAC 11G R2 I have a query (this is a simplified version, but still exhibits the same issue as the larger query) that looks like this: SELECT t1.trip_id, t1.origin, ...
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Firebird database performance after server upgrade/restart

Got a 350 GB database (more than 40M records plus 0 - 1000 BLOBs for each record in another table). After upgrading Firebird to version 2.1.5 (mainly because of filesystem cache issue) database became ...
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Performance Hit when upgrading to Oracle 11gr2

I am experiencing the same symptoms as noted in this question which was closed and does not have a satisfactory answer. Original Question We've recently upgraded from Oracle 10gR2 (10.2.0.4 ) to ...
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postgresql 8.3 possible checkpoint and memory misconfiguration

I am using postgresql 8.3 in a read/write heavy application where data are being written to the database from a background process while they are also being read/written from a web application. At ...
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How to make Greenplum 4.2.3 only scan the intended partition?

When I uses unnest() in a View, and uses that View in a select statement, Greenplum seems to fail in only searching for the intended partition and search through all the partition of the main table ...
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Most efficient way to sort data fields into SQL

I'm trying to decide on the most efficient way to sort various data values. Here's how the data arrives: Device X sends a text string "name=value&name2=value&name=value" On arrival that ...
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'Incorrect datetime value: for column 'last_login' at row 1'

i am getting below error: Last_SQL_Errno: 1292 Last_SQL_Error: Error 'Incorrect datetime value: '2013-03-10 02:00:00' for column 'last_login' at row 1' on query. Default database: 'platform'. ...
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Efficiently retrieve big amount of data based on date range

Table EVENTS TimeStamp |O.Name |Location |Source | 2008-11-12 |Pretorian|Európe |England | 2009-12-24 |Lex Rosa |Európe |Italy | 2010-01-01 |Nasdaq |USA |Whasington | ...
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How to calculate running total based on dynamic values?

I need to calculate the running total in which the target column is changing along with the time. Its something which aws does. Charging based for only what you use. So how do I aggregate sum of ...
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Why is this table structure so slow to CRUD?

I have a table that I am using for queuing emails. Unfortunately, adding to or reading from this table becomes horrendously slow after adding about 50 records. -- Table "mail_queue" DDL CREATE TABLE ...
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Oracle 10g - Sudden change in execution time for specific query

After the DBAs fiddled with some parameters in our Oracle 10g Production Environment, most queries became a little faster. But a single query (a quite complex one) became dramaticaly slower - it went ...
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Finding the bottleneck by analyzing Munin graphs

We’ve been experiencing some issues with our database server during peak hours. In our Nginx error-log we can see that a lot of requests get timed out. The requests are also very slow. We have had ...
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Upsert - Should I verify the row exists first, attempt an update, or try to insert first?

In a software that I'm working, I have a table with a few columns and a id. In some events in my software, I need to update some column of a record with a certain unique field (other column), but ...
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Tuning MySQL with InnoDB engine for my application

I've read through a lot of answers, and I realize this is mostly application specific, so I wanted to give some background as to what I'm doing with the database and hopefully get some tips on tuning ...
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optimizing a wild card search query in mysql

I want to have a search option in my game portal site. (right now i'm using google's in site search) I want a user to search to enter a search term and need my query to search the search term in the ...
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Improving SELECT queries involving multiple joins

I have the following query: SELECT event.* FROM event LEFT OUTER JOIN invalid ON invalid.event_id LIKE event.id AND invalid.userid LIKE '<userID>' LEFT OUTER JOIN owner ON owner.id ...
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Data transfer in sql server 2008

I have following requirement In SQL server 2008,Trying to implement in stored procedure source table T with 100000 records need to be insert into destination table T1.A Job will be schedule for this ...
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Oracle Performance on 2 servers

I have the same database on two different servers(production and test) with major differences in query time as follows: Query1: SELECT distinct dms_get_FAST_serverpath(d.id) full_name FROM ...
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Tuning a Postgres INSERT only database

I am designing a database which will have many inserts and selects, but no updates. Are there any considerations to take (in order to have high query performance) while knowing no tuple updates will ...
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ASE 12.5 - Local variable in stored proc - performance issues

I've been told many times that using a local variable inside a stored procedure (ASE 12.5) will degrade performance because it prevents indexes from being utilized. I've searched allover for more ...
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Load Large data set SSIS AWS EBS

We have configuration of SQL 2012 std edition hosted in Amazon cloud that has data disk of 3 TB, Index disk of 3 TB, Log disk of 500 gb all raid 0 stripped. Am trying to load a table that has 8 ...
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Tunning MySQL Variables

we have a dedicated mysql server with 10 CPU and 32G of memory After doing some readings came up with those configs : # This was formally known as [safe_mysqld]. Both versions are currently parsed. ...
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DB space vs query complexity tradeoff

I have a dilemma - Right now I have a query that I do constantly - joining 5 tables on different columns, calculate stuff per row, distinct on that, and do that with offset and limit (pagination). I ...
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PostgreSQL analyze only parent table only

I am moving data from a few billion records table to newly created partitions. I am inserting into the child table directly and deleting from the main table with filters on the appropriate columns in ...
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mysql eating RAM without queries?

Somehow MySQL eats up 50% of my RAM on the server being used. I checked and there are no queries, show full processlist is empty. I restarted the mysqld and within a couple of minutes the RAM usage ...
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PostgreSQL slow update -> does autovacuum have anything to do with it?

I am quite new to PostgreSQL as I only need it to create a map (using PostGIS). So I don't really know on hot how to optimise my DB... I have a table with a lot of polygons that I'd like to save in a ...
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Very high CPU caused by mysql service

A running mysql service uses CPU in a crazy way. (See attached screenshot from htop) I followed the instructions here with no luck. My server specs: CPU: 1900Mhz . Intel Hexa-Core Xeon E5-2420 ...
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redshift performance effect if use 32 character long unique string as Primary key instead of auto incremented int

In my analytics application I am creating 32 char long unique string for each hit as user_session. In current implementation, I am storing user_session in tbl_sesssion in session column and I am ...
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Multiple subqueries performance issue

I have a query that collects customer data. I select a lot of correlated data from different tables. I want to have only ONE result row for each customer. The query looks like that: SELECT c.Id ...
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PostgreSQL Performance - Many Large Databases

I run an internal (development) database server containing 25 databases each ~71GB in size. There are usually between 50 and 100 active connections at any given time. What can I do to help improve ...
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Performance/Maintenance Implications of a Write Heavy Table In An Otherwise Normal “CRUD” Database

We have a small-ish (<100,000 rows) MySQL database (on Amazon RDS). Its supporting a fairly simple read heavy CRUD web application. Currently we're building out a web analytics system. It will ...