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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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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Internal query on CDEF$ and CON$ very CPU bound

I am checking an application (Infor ERP LN) that loads a lot of data into an oracle 10.2 database. While checking one of the user sessions with SQL_TRACE and its output with tkprof, I found that the ...
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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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Cache MySQL database in memory

I am having problems with a website with 600MB of MySQL database. The website is way too slow. I noticed the bigger the MySQL database gets, the slower it goes. When it was 5MB, the website was very ...
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MySQL best performance settings [on hold]

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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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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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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Index Seek vs Index Scan

Looking at an execution plan of a slow running query and I noticed that some of the nodes are index seek and some of them are index scan. What is the difference between and index seek and an index ...
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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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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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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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Slow application performance [on hold]

We are experiencing slow application performance on a couple of apps. We are on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition 64 GB. This is installed on a Windows 2012 R2 server. The database is without mirroring ...
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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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my.ini configuration for a huge server

I have developed a web based app in PHP MySQL and Flash Builder. It was running fine until a few days ago when the client began to connect a lot of users. Then the app started to freeze and sent ...
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SQL Server query on server taking longer than laptop

Our program uses an SQL server database as its back-end (SQL server 2008-r2 - 2014). The program is OK for performance but the Database seems to slow down a bit too much. As part of the nightly ...
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Application is hanging when database upgraded from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2

Presently we are working with SQL Server 2000, the database is perfectly working with our software for retail sales counter application developed with VB 6.0. But after upgraded to SQL Server 2008 R2, ...
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Please recommend changes for my.cnf

I am not having any performance problems per se but want to improve my sites' performance if possible. Would appreciate any advice for how I can improve my.cnf. I have just one server, not ...
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VARCHAR primary key - MySQL

Currently, I have a categories table with 2 columns - category VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY and parent VARCHAR(50). The parent column is a foreign key (FK) to the category column. This seems like ...
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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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Improve MySQL Query Performance - Too many records

I am using MySQL RDMS for a contact management system. Now a days my database grew in size and contains more than 1 million records. Checking duplicate phone numbers became a big issue during ...
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How to track IOPS statistics?

Is there a way to access statistics about IO operations per second in DB2 9.7? I am not interested in the buffer pool hit ratio, just IOPS.
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Minimizing Indexed Reads with Complex Criteria

I'm optimizing a Firebird 2.5 database of work tickets. They're stored in a table declared as such: CREATE TABLE TICKETS ( TICKET_ID id PRIMARY KEY, JOB_ID id, ACTION_ID id, STATUS str256 ...
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When a previously-fast SQL query starts running slow, where do I look to find the source of the issue?

Background I have a query running against SQL Server 2008 R2 that joins and/or left-joins about 12 different "tables". The database is fairly large with many tables over 50 million rows and about 300 ...
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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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Why does MySQL (InnoDB) table get faster after OPTIMIZE TABLE, but then don't work?

I have a Django web application that stores data in a MySQL InnoDB database. There is a particular page that is accessed a lot on the django admin, and the query is taking a long time (~20 seconds). ...
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Does updating a row with the same value actually update the row?

I have a performance-related question. Let's say I have a user with first name Michael. Take the following query: UPDATE users SET first_name = 'Michael' WHERE users.id = 123 Will the query ...
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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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PostgreSQL performance worse when adding CPUs

I ran into a strange behaviour when benchmarking PostgreSQL. The setup is like this: Virtual box VM, with 3 GB of RAM. The host has 16GB of RAM and 4 CPUs. Ubuntu 14.04, standard PostgreSQL 9.3 ...
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Measure Performance for INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE commands on DB2

I have a DB2 database with a table for daily transactions, which is cleared to a history table at the end of the day, every day. I insert rows to this table via java-JDBC INSERT commands and they ...
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Oracle Compatible Parameter to set

Is there any difference in setting the Compatible Parameter to 11.2.0.0 vs 11.2.0.4 ? Are there any advantages / dis-advantages ?
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Why is my Azure SQL Server so slow?

We currently have a VM that is very underpowered and are proposing to move to an Azure VM with better specs. The problem is, the Azure VM is much slower than the original VM even though it is of a ...
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Frequently slow queries while in the 'Update' state

I have two tables that I update very frequently, one with a direct UPDATE .. and another INSERT .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE ... Normally these queries are instant but at times will take 0.1s to 1+ ...
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Automatic migration failed on Azure Database

I am using Entity Framework 6.1.1. The database has three million records; migration has to change the precision of a column of type decimal. The migration timeout window is set to the maximum value, ...
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Should I normalize my string arrays, or just keep it a simple string?

I am working on a project involving cards from the Magic: The Gathering game. To be of any use, I must load the basic information about each card into my database, but some of the fields may contain ...
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Should I add an arbitrary length limit to VARCHAR columns?

According to PostgreSQL's docs, there's no performance difference between VARCHAR, VARCHAR(n) and TEXT. Should I add an arbitrary length limit to a name or address column? Edit: Not a dupe of Would ...
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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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Application querying empty tables

My company uses an application which has pretty major performance issues. There are a number of problems with the database itself which I am in the process of working through, but many of the problems ...
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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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SELECTing multiple columns through a subquery

I am trying to SELECT 2 columns from the subquery in the following query, but unable to do so. Tried creating alias table, but still couldn't get them. SELECT DISTINCT petid, userid, (SELECT ...
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MS SQL high tempdb disk I/O during merge replication of BLOBs

Having a merge publication for replicating BLOBs (sql type - image), got very high tempdb disk I/O for my size of data. Publication is download-only and has no filters. High disk I/O is caused by ...
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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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Mysql improve Self join performance large table?

I have a task to help identify conflicting IP ranges , I want to highlight when one companies IP range falls within another's ... below is the sample table, I have converted the IP ranges from .dot ...
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Print, transaction and cursor performance in Transact-sql

I'm having some performance issues when I run a script. I was reading about the problem with print and its performance, but I cannot figure out how to reduce the impact. The algorithm is O(n^2). The ...
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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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Select * from statement execute very slowly, innodb io read speed is low

I have a very simple query " select * from ap_statistic " running in my servers. the servers have the same hardware and software configuration (CPU 8 core, mem :32G, OS: redhat 5.5, mysql version: ...
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mysql need help optimizing query

I have a table containing servers logs, and another table containing rules to match certain and drop them. The logs tables contains around 1 million rows, and there are about 20-30 rules. The ...
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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 ...