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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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 ...
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Designing a High Score/Leaderboard table

I'm looking for input on how to design a highscore table for a game I'm creating. The database I'm using is postgres. That's not really something I can or want to change (unless there's very good ...
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OLAP or OLATP - How to determine

I have SQL express server with database that is used by one application. I am trying to optimize the DB but am not sure if the DB is OLTP or OLAP. There is no analysis server installed, the DB is ...
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SELECT query on mySQL taking 20 seconds to execute

Many points to note: This SELECT statement is happening both on my site, terminal, and on phpmyadmin, so the problem isn't a coding problem. If you delete the 11,000,000 rows and keep 20,000 rows ...
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Would index lookup be noticeably faster with char vs varchar when all values are 36 chars

I have a legacy schema (disclaimer!) that uses a hash-based generated id for the primary key for all tables (there are many). An example of such an id is: 922475bb-ad93-43ee-9487-d2671b886479 There ...
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MySQL performance of applying unique constraint single column vs combination column

I have a large MySQL InnoDB table containing around 137 million rows. I need to add a unique constraint to the table. We have two options: 1) A combination index on three columns, one of which will ...
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Feasible to have thousands of users in Postgres?

We are creating SAAS where we will at most have 50.000 customers. We are considering creating a user in the Postgres database for each customer. We will map each user that logs into our service to a ...
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MYSQL: How to improve performance of inserting over 1M rows to a table with over 100M indexed rows

I have this mysql table: CREATE TABLE `codes` ( `code` bigint(11) unsigned NOT NULL, `allocation` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `used` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', PRIMARY KEY (`code`), ...
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When does SQL Server determine to use a new index?

I have been performing some maintenance on a server that runs some software the company bought, so I can't really change how the queries have been written. I have used some tools to determine some of ...
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Clustered index performance consideration in MySQL & PostgreSQL

In MySQL/InnoDB, the clustered index is synonymous with the primary key, so picking up a poor primary key affect your db performance, i.e. use of UUID as PK is a performance killer for database write. ...
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Optimise huge Postgres table for fast read

I'm about to create a Postgres table with 1.5 billion rows. The table will just have a single TEXT column. The table is effectively a blacklist. When a user of my software saves certain data, this ...
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Excessive CPU Usage caused by long running query?

We have been getting intermittent excess CPU usage at 100%. There is not a whole amount running on the system. We also get warning of Batch Requests/sec above threshold.: 1030, which would seem to ...
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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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Scaling PostgreSQL TRIGGER(s)

How Postgres triggers mechanism scales ? We have a large PostgreSQL installation and we are trying to implement an event based system using log tables and TRIGGER(s). Basically we would like to ...
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Replication / Bulk Update between Servers

I'm looking to update several tables between two servers daily to have a replica of the data available. My question is, what is the least resource heavy and most effective method to implement this? ...
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Oracle nologging impact for REDO Generation

Oracle database is on noarchivelog mode and tablespace is configured with nologging option keeping there will not be a situation to recover any data in mind. Following scenario was occured during ETL ...
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Compare two big tables in PL/SQL

I need to implement comparing 2 tables by set of keys (columns of compared tables). By this comparing i should check equal records (equal = equal by set of defined keys (columns in these input ...
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Identity/Primary Key columns pattern for performance in SQL?

I was discussing about database layout/design with a friend and I got some questions about performance and best practices. I'm mainly a software programmer, so I may lack "common sense" regarding ...
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At What Point Should I Split or Partition a Very Large but Simple Table

Our site has some large but simple (INT, INT, DATE) tables for stats. Each table has up to 300,000,000 rows, and gets bigger every day. The hosting provider has suggested that we split or partition ...
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Resource cost of a blocked query

I'm currently reviewing a case where an SSRS server is experiencing frequent blocking and deadlocking. The reports are not business-critical, and they are frequently killed to alleviate the blocking. ...
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Join on dm_db_index_physical_stats very slow

I'm running a small query below in a MS Dynamics AX 2012 database and it runs more than 5 minutes which I had to cancel and it is showing PAGEIOLATCH_SH wait type. The database data file is 560GB and ...
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Can CTE sub-statements be prevented from executing at all?

Through this strategy, time consumed by queries for my application have dropped to extreme lows; however, some queries consume more milliseconds than necessary. The reason why is that upon ...
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Best Design for this “Sweepstakes” Project?

Hello there fellow developers, Merry Christmas first aff all, and i hope you will have a happy new year soon. :) I was having more or less a problem with an idea that came to my mind. I am currently ...
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How to tune the below query

I am currently working on below table structure to pull the data/ generate any one time report. Let us consider the table name to be ABC. ID Field Value 1 Name Nagarjuna 1 Gender Male 1 ...
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Unexpectively slow data loading into Oracle

Big amount (4.000.000+) of files (1-4Mb each) are loading into Oracle 10g for about several days. Table is allocated in big tablespace, which was created on special volume (labeled BIG_VOL) over ...
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Data warehousing: data transfer process too slow with larger batches

I have two primary instances of SQL Server, one for OLTP and one for reporting. The data warehouse for reporting is basically a Type 2 SCD: every table has DWDateStart and DWDateEnd columns and the ...
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What minimum RAM should the server have for a Django application with Postgresql server?

I have a Django application. The database is Postgresql with 8GB size. We are also using Nginx with gunicorn. Will a 4GB server be enough for good performance ( like on Digital Ocean) ? I was under ...
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Oracle - Slow queries without prepending schema name or providing hint

I am logged in as the schema owner in Oracle 11gR2 on Linux. I have 55 million rows in table. select max(col) from table; - takes 300 seconds (index full scan) select max(col) from schema.table; - ...
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optimize design for a table with 50 columns [closed]

I have a table with 50 column and one of my friend has told me to split the table in 4 different table to save 12 column in each table. He proposed a design to have Master table and refer the PK of ...
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Can MySQL Index Merge an Composite index with a single column index?

I am tuning a query and currently have an index as following : Index 1 : (col1, col2) An example query would be : SELECT * FROM t1 WHERE col1 = '1' AND col3 = '2'; I have created an index on ...
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Best approach to get last value inserted

I have several devices that report via Edge network their position (and more data) to a UDP server which directly inserts this data in a SQL 2008 r2. I want to know which is the best approach to ...
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Is my SQL Job causing the High Disk usage?

I have a concern regarding High Average disk queue length for one of my server with below configuration: Version: SQL 2005 with SP3, standard edition. windows: version 2003 r2 SP2 No Processors= 4 ...
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Using Database Engine Tuning Advisor in production

I have a SQL Server 2008R2 OLTP database which is experiencing performance issues during work hours. I would like to run Database Engine Tuning Advisor on this instance but I don't know how it will ...
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Physical Table being used a Temp Table in a warehosue. Any advantage?

As I stated in previous posts I've inherited a warehouse based on SQL Server framework. In my continuous review of existing components and the practices adopted by the predecessors I found something ...
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Prepared statement overhead

I am using libpqxx to communicate with a PostgreSQL 9.3 server. For multiple table inserts, if they are split into individual prepared statements, they cost approximately 2ms each. If they are all ...
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Large long-running reporting queries are causing very slow new mysql connections

Usually, mysql's connecton time is in the 0.001 second range. However, when I run a large reporting query (that spans multiple tables with aggregates), I get tons of warnings saying that new mysql ...
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Database design for price comparison site - too complex?

I'm working on a regular price comparison site with two exceptions. I want to show price history and also allow users to subscribe to a product with a specific size and color. As a result, I've ended ...
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MySQL Latest Deadlock Explanation

Can someone explain this deadlock to me? It seems as if there are 2 inserts happening within milliseconds of each other with the same Primary Key. I'm not sure how this can cause a deadlock. At most a ...
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Select Query takes more than a minute to retrieve data

I have a table that has 99 columns, all of them are not needed but they were there when we started. There is a Primary Key (Objectuid) which is a GUI and has the Clustered Index on the PK. The Table ...
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Security or performance risks using SQL CLR [closed]

Are there any particular security or performance risks in using the CLR in SQL Server ?
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large SQL Performing quite slow (roughly 2 seconds for 290 rows) when having to deal with entries that can be NULL

SELECT version_stamp, pscdesc_id, psc, pscdesctext FROM pscdesc_history WHERE ( psc IN (SELECT psc FROM pso_history AS c ...
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SQL Server Compact - Will it perform well with heavier traffic sites? [closed]

I'm using Orchard CMS, and on initial setup, the default setting is to use SQL Server Compact. I'm not too knowledgeable about different database types and performance. So, will SQL Server Compact be ...
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MySQL: Optimize query with a range and distinct count

I have a query on a large table with millions of rows that looks like this: SELECT COUNT( DISTINCT clicks.tx_id ) AS unique_clicks_count , clicks.offer_id FROM clicks WHERE ...
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Oracle performance loss from 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.5

I am testing an application on two database servers with the same data : 10.1.0.2 on Windows (for development) 10.2.0.5 on Solaris (for validation). We have a script which recreates a huge table ...
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Limit distinct count of group by

Suppose for simplicity that I have a table t with columns id and value. I can find the ids that have more than one distinct value using a query such as SELECT id, COUNT(DISTINCT(value)) AS count FROM ...
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Did I Properly Diagnose That It's Not A SQL Server Issue?

We have a job that populates about 450,000 rows nightly in an update/insert job via a stored proc nightly. The .Net app pulls in data from a noSQL DB via an API call then pushes it out via a stored ...
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Can an EXISTS clause be improved when the condition is checked for the same value multiple times?

Assume that I'm modelling a Blog engine. Blogs have n Posts. Each User can be granted a role on different Blogs (Admin, Approver or Editor stored as enums/ints). Each Post can have a State (Draft, ...
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How to Implement Different Object Types as Similar Tables?

I have a database I am attempting to design. I am trying to determine the best approach to declare similar, but different types of objects, each with their own sets of properties (perhaps some ...
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How to find an application for a specific system?

I have a distributed storage platform that I wanted to test. I launched a benchmark (i.e. IOzone) over it, given the following workload: I/O size = 4kB, 100% read, and 100% write, random access. ...
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Is it possible for increasing the SQL Server max memory limit to degrade performance?

As far as I can tell, raising the SQL Server max memory limit has no drawbacks, provided that sufficient memory is left for the OS and other applications. Assuming this is the case, can there be any ...