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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Possible to make MySQL use more than one core?

I've been presented with some dedicated MySQL servers that never use more than a single core. I'm more developer then DBA for MySQL so need some help Setup The servers are quite hefty with an ...
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AlwaysON : Log_Send_Queue_Size is increasing but the log_send_rate keeps decreasing?

Question Why, despite the increasingly log_send_queue_size for these two databases, did the log_send_rate keep decreasing? There were no bandwidth issues on the network at this time, and no other ...
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Can MySQL reasonably perform queries on billions of rows?

I am planning on storing scans from a mass spectrometer in a MySQL database and would like to know whether storing and analyzing this amount of data is remotely feasible. I know performance varies ...
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Hibernate Query Running Slow

I am currently facing a problem with a slow running Hibernate query that is being kicked off from a Java program. It is making a call to Oracle 11g at the back end. This query is taking anything from ...
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SQL server query is slow *without* including execution plan [closed]

I have just set up fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a new server and I'm experiencing very strange performance problems. Long story short, for some reason not including execution plan makes my ...
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Tune Performance by putting large tables into the KEEP Pool

We currently have a database with 20GB SGA space. SQL has been optimized but has to statisfy its use cases as well and some queries are very, very slow, specifically when large result sets are ...
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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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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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In MySQL why is the first batch executed through client-side prepared statement slower?

I have around a million lines to be inserted into a MySQL (InnoDB) database, so to speed things up I turned to batch/multi-line insert. To be specific, I connect to the database (I'm using Java, so ...
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Soft delete to improve performance: all wrong?

A few years back I read soft delete would improve performance of deletion, because instead of actually removing the item and impact the clustered (and all other) indices, it would just change a value. ...
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MySQL/InnoDB - Clustering Index with UUID

In MS SQL Server it is possible to cluster an index on a non-primary, non-unique key. For example, if I wanted to create a clustered index on the insert date to prevent page splits and fragmentation ...
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MySQL select by primary key against 100M of records within 30ms

I have no expirience with MySQL and database performance tuning in general. Wondering whether it is possible to perform a large number of selects against 100 millions of records by primary key within ...
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MySQL - best practices/ how to speed up "update, else insert' queries? Insert + delete faster?

I'm running an ETL process and streaming data into a MySQL table. Now it is being written over a web connection (fairly fast one) -- so that can be a bottleneck. Anyway, it's a basic insert/ update ...
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Awful execution plans after migrating from MySQL 5.5.11 to MariaDB 5.5.41

We just migrated our web site database from a server running MySQL 5.5.11 to one running MariaDB 5.5.41. Everything is working mostly fine, except there's at least one query from our storefront that's ...
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Measure the size of a PostgreSQL table row

I have a PostgreSQL table. select * is very slow whereas select id is nice and quick. I think it may be that the size of the row is very large and it's taking a while to transport, or it may be some ...
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Database design - load multiple excels daily

My first post ever :) Apologies if I am not so clear with my question - here I go... I have a design problem from database schema perspective. My use case is following: On a daily basis, system ...
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Many columns vs few tables - performance wise

Yes, I am aware that data normalization should be my priority (as it is). I've got a table with 65 columns storing vehicle data with columns: used_vehicle, color, doors, mileage, price and so forth, ...
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Fastest way to check if InnoDB table has changed

My application is very database intensive. Currently, I'm running MySQL 5.5.19 and using MyISAM, but I'm in the process of migrating to InnoDB. The only problem left is checksum performance. My ...
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Configuring PostgreSQL for read performance

Our system write a lots of data (kind of Big Data system). The write performance is good enough for our needs but the read performance is really too slow. The primary key (constraint) structure is ...
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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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How to improve performance when joining against coalesce

In an effort to remove a caching layer from our application, I'm building a number of views to encapsulate the different ways a user can have access to a piece of content - one per "rule" of access. ...
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Performance impact in orders of magnitude with Dynamic SQL [closed]

This started as a problem debugging a SSRS performance problem where I found reports were timing out when they previously weren't. Finally I traced down the SQL the report server was submitting, and ...
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mysql dump import incredibly slow on my developer's machine

I have an SQL dump, it's pretty big (411 MB) and it took 10 minutes to import on server A, the same import on my workstation B has an estimate (pipeviewer) of 8 hours to import (it imported 31 MB in ...
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Dynamic SELECT and place result in variable columns

Edit: I use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, I believe it's SQL 2008R2. Sorry, new to this. I've got a complex question, at least, I think so since I can't find the answer after excessive ...
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Why not use a table instead of a materialized view?

I'm new to Oracle databases. If I have understood correctly, materialized view is a view which result set is saved as a physical table in the database and this view/table is refreshed bases on some ...
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SSRS Blocking Processes

We have a busy SSRS Reporting server (SQL Server 2008 R2) on which we see frequent blocking between the below processes: [dbo].[CheckSessionLock] [dbo].[WriteLockSession] We are aware that some ...
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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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What MySQL activity eats CPU? [closed]

I have noticed weird CPU consumption peaks for MySQL process. When I monitor running queries, it's empty or some reasonable queries being executed. How do I better address the problem? Is there a ...
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What's the difference between POINT(X,Y) and GeomFromText(“POINT(X Y)”)?

I'd like to store some geometric positions in my MySQL database. For this I use the POINT datatype. Almost everywhere I read that the function GeomFromText should be used to insert data in the table. ...
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Can this UPDATE be faster with indexes?

update line_items set product_id = dups.latest_product_id from line_items as li join products p on li.product_id = p.id join vendors v on p.vendor_id = v.id join vendorgroups vg on ...
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Combine multiple queries into 1 query

I have a message table in Postgres 9.4 that contains a words field of array type, with random words of a message. Currently I have millions of messages: \d messages Table ...
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Counting per status group makes query very slow

I have an Intranet system developed that takes in orders and every order item has their own status, i.e. "Printed", "Labelled", "Filed", etc. This query will need to count how many items there are in ...
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How do I optimise XPath Querying over a large dataset?

I have a table that has 220 M rows. Also the table has a xml column that has XML data. I have configured single file for data and another ndf for index. Table's primary key is guid column. When am ...
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Which collation should I choose for a muiti-language website?

Does a collation have any influence over a query speed? Does the size of a table change depending of the collation? If I want to build a website that must support all possible languages (lets take ...
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MS SQL Server IO read increase appear randomly

The number of read (IOPS) in my MS SQL Server database increased randomly even during the night (low activities) from 0.3 MB/SEC (normal) to 25-30 MB/SEC. After like 30 minutes, it's capped to 6 ...
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How to efficiently check EXISTS on multiple columns?

This is an issue I come up against periodically and have not yet found a good solution for. Supposing the following table structure CREATE TABLE T ( A INT PRIMARY KEY, B CHAR(1000) NULL, C ...
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What is a scaleable database design for querying items and only returning those a particular user has not already seen?

I'm looking at database architectures that will allow the storage of a list of items a user has already seen so that I could subsequently query the items table and only show the user items they had ...
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Are there any known benchmarks/statistics on UnQLite?

I came across UnQLite the other day in Stack Overflow and it has me intrigued for some software I'm working on. However, very few tests have been published on how well it performs. There are plenty of ...
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Splitting a large table to improve performance

This is a follow-up to an earlier question. I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard server, that holds a single database, which itself has almost nothing except a large table. The table is 100+ million ...
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Oracle: How to AUTOTRACE in my program

You can display the results of EXPLAIN PLAN with explain plan for select * from foo; select * from table(dbms_xplan.display); How can I similarly display the results for an AUTOTRACE in my program? ...
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When To Update Statistics?

I've inherited a Maintenance Plans that does the following: Cleanup old data Checks DB integrity Performs Database and Transaction Log Backups Reorganizes Our indexes Updates Statistics Delete old ...
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Query perfomance with multiple JOINs on MyISAM-based DB

I'm working with Enron Email Dataset in MySQL database. After I executed data import from the dump file into MyISAM-based DB, I got the set of tables without any connections between them via foreign ...
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Why is “select join insert” so much faster than “loop insert”?

MySQL docs state that the time required for inserts has these approximate proportions: Connecting: (3) Sending query to server: (2) Parsing query: (2) Inserting row: (1 × size of row) ...
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Storing multiple IDs in column or in new table

I'm fairly new to the databases and I'm now creating little project where I have a database and I want to store deck of cards into the table where each card has its own ID (for example 52 cards in a ...
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Efficient query to get greatest value per group from big table

Given the table: Column | Type id | integer latitude | numeric(9,6) longitude | numeric(9,6) ...
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unusual relation, binary aspect

I have question very unusual for databases. I’m not a good English speaker, but good English reader :) so for explanation I’ll give you examples. Part1 In MySQL, I have two tables with relations ...
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Query for a table with paging and filtering vs. CTE (common table expression)

Intro In PostgreSQL 9.3: I am building a query that fetches data for a table that supports sorting, filtering and paging. Think Customers for example, you want to show name, surname, some detailed ...
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Converting a GraphDB schema to a relational database schema

I currently am using a graph database and am considering moving off of it to a relational database like Postgresql. My concern is that I have lots of relationships between entities (since this is ...
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How to improve mysql replication performance reading the relay logs in slave?

I have a mysql 5.5 row-based replication being done. The slave is slowly getting delayed relative to the master. On show slave status I see the distance between Master_Log_File and ...
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Speeding Inserts of longtext or longblob columns

i'm currently migrating a DB2 database to MySQL, using SQL WORKBENCH Tool It basically does a select from DB2 and Insert to DB2. It works fine, but on the tables with longblob or longtext columns ...