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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Strategy To Remove Old Records

We are running Oracle 11.2.0.4.0. It is a transactional database that has been online since 2011. We have been tasked to clean up old records. The table structure is (parent->child): A->B-C->D->E ...
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PostgreSQL takes 99,9% I/O? [closed]

Please, look at this screenshot of iotop tool output (Linux). There is long-running batch update process on table with 20+ million rows. Does it mean that postgres is limited by I/O disk performance? ...
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Adding a Mongo Shard decreases the insert performance

For a mobile application which will hold quite some documents, we've chosen Mongo as a database. Let me explain the situation first: Every day, I have a set of documents that needs to be inserted, ...
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How to compare different DBMS? [closed]

I'm planning to compare MS SQL Server and Teradata. I know, they are have completely different architecture, because they were created to achieve different goals. But here we are. I have generated ...
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Very slow MySQL performance

I have 4 million rows in MySQL. I have a count query to fetch from DB to Apache web server. The issue is first load (Count query) - when I click fetch button, it takes more than 5 mins. Second time ...
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Read READ COMMITED transaction advantage in MySQL, high performance object model

I am writing high performance object model with READ COMMITED locking. My question is if there is any reason to starting READ ONLY transaction for read only operations vs. standard SELECT not ...
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Total billions of rows and daily millions of row insert: What database system suits best [closed]

We developed a system with very high volume of data but very simplified data structure. We had only cellX, cellY, timeStamp and value columns. Operations are: Insert 455+ thousand rows per day ...
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Debug query on big table that is sometimes slow

I have a web API that is backed by a Postgres database, and the performance is generally very good. I monitor the performance of both the database and the application as a whole. Most of my queries ...
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MySQL best performance settings [closed]

I am going to do some performance tests on MySQL server as I want to evaluate how MySQL behaves in some situations. MySQL is the only (additional) software installed on my server (Windows Server ...
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Sort operation SQL Server 2012

I am trying to optimize a query and the sort operation (91% cost) is the costliest operation. Any help will be appreciated. Query is : SELECT TOP 1 ArchiveType, CONVERT(NVARCHAR(30), ...
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One bitmask column vs multiple bit columns [duplicate]

I have many tables with a column storing a set of days of week. I used to use MySQL and data type "set" worked well. For example: [worker] id weekday_mask (data type: ...
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Count is slow Oracle

this is my query : SELECT Count(last_upd) FROM S_CONTACT WHERE last_upd_by = '0-1' AND LAST_NAME <> 'Wait' AND last_upd + 1/24 > SYSDATE - (1 / (24 * 60)); It takes 84 seconds to return ...
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Fast reads without paying the price on writes

We have a large append-only table containing financial transactions. On average 1000 transactions are inserted per minute. Since there are now more and more usecases where we actually want to read, ...
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Improve performance of query with multiple group by column and count function in select

Brief Background of issue We have a aggregate table to store activities of competitors and this table have currently 3 Million activities and we need to retrieve data from this table group by ...
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Does innodb_buffer_pool_size accept “*GB” values?

I thinks innodb_buffer_pool_size is specified in bytes, would typing in values with unit (i.e 1024MB or 1GB) work? Has anyone already tried this? Specs: MySQL 5.6
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Disable/Remove Table Index for INSERT Performance

I am doing a database maintenance where I have to add new fields to a table with over 10GB of data about (20 million rows). To solve that I renamed tableA to be old_tableA and created a new table ...
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novice-design: Are FOREIGN KEYs always necessary? Joins on columns which are not PK

I've been wondering if following approach is bad or really very bad:). Question#1: can we use indicator_id to combine data from indicator_values and indicator_details tables (without using FOREIGN ...
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MySQL 5.6 Performance Tuning Issue

I have read and try lots of things about MySQL optimization and tuning. I tried most of them one by one according to our needs but nearly I got nothing. I am doing my test using some simulation ...
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How can I restore a MySQL dump faster on Windows?

I am restoring some InnoDB and MyISAM .sql files that are on the order of GBs (ranging from 1 GB to ~ 10GBs) and they are taking a day or longer to restore. The command I am using currently is: use ...
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Reliability of MySQL Events Table

Is there any limitation of usage of MySQL Events table. Let us say i will have 10K of entries which will be executed across 3k schemas. They all are not same time but at-least 3K events will be ...
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Is there any scenario where the existence of one or more Indexes in a table can prejudice it?

The title sums it up. I've learned and always heard that indexes in tables improve CRUD operations. A developer that I met last weekend told me that he does not like Indexes because they are bad - ...
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sqlite database table with 1000's of columns

I am using sqlite3 in an application to conduct an alalysis of distances between sets of points. Distances between these points have been precomputed using dijkstra's algorithim and left me with a ...
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Vertica performance on select from view with union

We have a huge number of rows(tens of millions), and for each table we have an associated view that is a select with UNION ALL between that table and several others. Now, we are doing a select from ...
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What is more appropriate sp_updatestats or UPDATE STATISTICS?

In a system there is a nightly data load process where all the foreign keys are dropped, all tables are truncated, repopulated from an external source, and the foreign keys are put back in place. At ...
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MySQL performance issue after migration

I have a MySQL performance issue with a brand new server, and am somewhat of a beginner as a database administrator (I'm mostly a general-purpose Linux sysadmin). I'm looking for pointers where to ...
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Warning about implicit convert

I have table with 2 name columns: CREATE TABLE Test ( TestID int identity primary key clustered , Name_Eng nvarchar(50) , Name_Nat nvarchar(50) ) Now I need a query to get this Name column ...
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Best way of order processing

I would like to write a procedure for order processing Single Order can have multiple items, how can I process the order ? Consider below JSON is an example: { "Order": { ...
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PostgreSQL: Improve system performance, KNN modification with GiST Index

In my PostgreSQL 9.5beta2, Postgis 2.2.0 compiled by Visual C++ build 1800, 64-bit I am running a Nearest-Neighbor-Query with the additional complication of unique assignment. I am running this on ...
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Update all rows when sort/ordering value is changed for single row?

I am in the process of creating a GIS application with multiple layers and many pieces of content shapes on each layer. Currently each layer/shape is drawn in the order that it was returned from the ...
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MySQL 5.6.18 got signal 11

My MySQL Server 5.6.18 got signal 11 today very randomly. Has not happened before. This is the stack trace : stack_bottom = 7fdb9bcb1e0f thread_stack 0x40000 ...
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AWS EBS I/O Bottleneck

I'm hoping someone can help me understand some EBS Bottlenecks that we are experiencing with a new Windows SQL Server instance we're configuring. We're running some tests by conducting a full backup ...
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Un-optimize a MySQL database?

I want to run ANALYZE TABLE and OPTIMIZE TABLE on a large production MySQL database (v 5.0) to increase performance. But as this would lock tables causing downtime for an unknown amount of time, I ...
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IF EXISTS taking longer than embedded select statement

When I run the following code it takes 22.5 minutes and does 106million reads. However, if I run just the inner select statement by itself it only takes 15 seconds and does 264k reads. As a side note, ...
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Perfmon Counters that relate to SQLIO

I am trying to benchmark a new virtual SQL server. this will be the first time I have virtualized a production SQL server. I don't think this is a supper busy server. 100-200 users, of varying ...
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SQL Server 2012 AG replication issues

We just went away from SQL Serer clusters in SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012 with AG – have five servers with replicas in a secondary datacenter and syncing over a dedicated eline/LAN layer 2 ...
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How to optimize this query on oracle?

I have built this query in oracle to get some data i need from the two tables below. At SELECT REGEXP_REPLACE i get the IN_01 as input parameters from the user and it can be much bigger list than ...
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Index performance for CHAR vs VARCHAR (Postgres)

In this answer (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/517579/strings-as-primary-keys-in-sql-database) a single remark caught my eye: Also keep in mind that there's often a very big difference between ...
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Application load considerations, use what you get vs. not all at once

General question: Should I as an application use all resources I can get and thrust the OS schedeuler or should I already do some load considerations for the OS. If so, what metric should I use? ...
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Linked Server to Oracle seems to be slow

we have a linked server between a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance and an Oracle 11.1.0.7 instance using OraOLEDB.Oracle Provider. The enabled options for provider are: Dynamic parameter Nested queries ...
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Which database should I look at for analyzing ~30gb, 700M records dataset?

I'm looking at analyzing a kaggle dataset which is pretty normalized, specifically joining, grouping, slicing and dicing the 3 tables patients(2M) <-> diagnosis(700M) <-> doctors(2M). I ...
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Primary key addition for a table which contatins no data is too slow

We are using mysql. We are running 10 alter queries which contains 3 Primary key deletion and 4 column addition and 3 primary key addition. And this alter query is on three tables which don't contain ...
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Database calculations question

I am creating a MySQL database that is going to be used to store a lot of timestamps. There are currently 6 timestamp fields that data can be entered for one row. I am utilizing timestampdiff to ...
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Error in loading data using DB2 load command in DB2 10.5

I have a IBM DB2 database in our application. We have a monthly Java batch process which loads data in the tables using "load Replace" sql command. Around millions of record will be updated every ...
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SQLServer:Buffer Cache Hit ratio is a good indication of POSSIBLE memory bottleneck?

I am looking for an indication (if any) that would either disregard the memory bottleneck option, or accept it, or make me investigate further. for instance: page life expectancy: SELECT ...
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Procedure taking so much time [closed]

Can anyone help me out. This is first time im working on performance tuning can anyone help me out. If want i can paste the proc also.
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Will different tables for different Users help in performence

I have this Posts table. Somehow Read/Write ratio is 50:50. And we have to write very frequently. Now suppose I am going to update 1000 post 500 users each, every minute. I think this will overcrowd ...
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Multiple columns VS one big-capacity-column?

I have a table like this: // table_A +--------+---------------+------------+ | id | short-text | long-text | +--------+---------------+------------+ int(11) varchar(200) text ...
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To partition or not to partition?

Having already read several questions on SO, external blog posts and manual SO: Foreign Key constraint to partitioned table in Pg dba.SE: Different ways of handling FK to partitioned table in Pg ...
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mysql: expected time for a simple group by on a single table, 2M records, single user?

related to MySQL tuning (my.cnf) for very large tables and ad hoc queries I have a really small table with 2M records, on a 32GB machine, running Windows 10 Pro with nothing serious running except ...
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Are there practical scenarios where inserts + deletes are faster than updates? (SQL Server)

I'm just wondering if there are common scenarios where an insert/ delete combination is faster than an update else insert function. Here is my specific example. I have to update a database with ...