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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How compiled are prepared statements?

I found this explanation of how prepared statements are compiled, but I'm still unsure. What exactly is "compiled" in the context of a prepared statement? Is a C compiler executed to create a custom ...
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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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Very high CPU caused by mysql service [on hold]

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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Create database unique Surrogate Keys without using GUID’s

What is the best way to get database unique surrogate keys in Microsoft SQL Server when using something like “auto increment” as opposed to GUID's. The purpose is to increase performance over using ...
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Store 100 GB of N-gram and fast access the N-gram [on hold]

I have a scenario where I want to store 100GB of N-gram like ngram = "who is" count = "1233432" where ngram and count are the field names. Just like this, I have billions of records whose approx. ...
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How to improve Procedure Cache Hit Ratio?

From what I can tell Procedure Cache Hit Ratio below 95% is a problem. On my box, the values hover from 85 to 95%. How do I fix this issue? The server seems to have plenty of RAM so that ...
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Should I use a compound or surrogate PK in a many-to-many table?

I have a database: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `books`; CREATE TABLE `books` ( `isbn` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL, `title` VARCHAR(255) NULL DEFAULT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (`isbn`) ) COMMENT 'Books used at this ...
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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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Best query to exclude existing friends from query

I have a User table / id_user / username / .. friends table (pair AB and BA): / friend_of / friend_to and a friend_request table (used for pending friend requests) / id_req/ sent_from / sent_to ...
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Postgresql: Partition table by hour

I have a system that inserts several million records over the course of 24 hours. Users don't care about the data that's older than 24 hours, and typically query data over a small time frame (5 to 60 ...
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Optimizing large database query (25+ million rows, using max() and GROUP BY)

I'm using Postgres 9.3.5 and I have a large table in the database, currently it has over 25 million rows and it tends to get even larger rapidly. I'm trying to select specific rows (all unit_ids with ...
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Is there a faster way to get UNION ALL behavior in Postgres?

I have a table (t0), in my Postgres DB, with data that looks something like this: t1_id t2_id 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 null 4 null 5 null And I have a query to return my ...
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Make DB tables customizable from an Admin

I want to build an commercial product promotional mobile application in which the administrator of the app will be able to customize some texts / pictures or whatever from the database that ...
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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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SQL server query is slow *without* including execution plan

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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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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need suggestions to improve view performance

I am looking to improve the performance of a view in SQL Server 2008. This view exists in a reporting database that is widely used by not-very-technical-folk to basically denormalize all of these ...
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How to configure my.cnf for Mysql 5.1, which is using too much CPU?

I am new Database engineer. I am having trouble in my server which is using too much CPU on database query(simple count statement). I have googled about it, so i found out it depends on system ...
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with MySQL, are multiple single column indexes faster than one multi-column index? [closed]

I have a performance related question, in MySQL, are multiple single column indexes faster than one multi-column index?
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Query planner thinks doing a sequential scan on a very large table is faster than using an index?

I've got a query that selects the most favorited photo for each of the last 12 editions for a particular domain (this is just a segment of a larger query, but the problem seems to stem from here): ...
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How to create an index to speed up an aggregate LIKE query on an expression?

I may be asking the wrong question in the title. Here are the facts: My customer service folk have been complaining about slow response times when doing customer lookups on the administration ...
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Biggest wait WriteLog

I have been given a server (SQL Server 2008R2 64 bit) where our application is running. There has been a gradual decrease in the performance of the application. Now it has come to a point where ...
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Database design for a table with both bulk insert and single row insert

I have to design a table where records will be inserted in two ways. Bulk insert from a batch process from a delimited text file between 2 - 3 million rows in a short burst. Later the same records ...
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Index optimization with dates

I have a large table of objects (15M+ row) in PostgreSQL 9.0.8, for which I want to query for outdated field. I want to divide the query by millions, for scalability & concurrency purposes, and I ...
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MySql - is possible that performance issues are caused by dynamic SQL?

We have this MySQL SP, which uses dynamic SQL. It seems it does NOT perform well under load. It is possible that this SP becomes slow under load because it uses dynamic SQL? Can dynamic SQL cause ...
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What is the performance impact of queries against DM objects using DMVs in SQL Server 2008?

Recently, I've been running queries against our production system on the DMVs for querying the plan cache. In particular, here's the from clause of the query: FROM sys.dm_exec_cached_plans AS cp ...
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Slow INSERT/UPDATE on InnoDB

I have a problem with the performance of my MySQL server, let me explain: I instaled a MySQL server, version 5.5.20 Server version: 5.5.20-log Source distribution SELECT queries runs fast on ...
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Difference between FIND_IN_SET and LIKE

is there a difference in behavior or performance in choosing FIND_IN_SET over LIKE for a operation that looks like: SELECT * FROM my_table WHERE column_1 LIKE %string% vs SELECT * FROM my_table ...
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Get statistics of slow running queries

My database application runs many different queries. I have set log_min_duration_statement to 1000. But queries logged there are not always slow, most times they just take a few ms. Is it possible to ...
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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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Query optimization and takes less execution time

CASE-1: SELECT * FROM A JOIN B ON B.CustomerID=A.CustomerID CASE-2: SELECT * FROM A JOIN (SELECT * FROM B) C ON C.CustomerID =A.CustomerID Which CASE is efficient ?
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MYSQL : Copying to TMP table nightmare

I'm having a (AFAIK) random issue. My server is MySQL and I have a query that is sometimes 10000 times slower as you can see on this screensot : http://snag.gy/vJJ39.jpg The long time occurs during 2 ...
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Connection to localhost dramatically slower than to network server

I have an Excel VBA application that connects to a SQL Server 2008 R2 database through ADODB. When I'm on the network at work, the connection is almost instantaneous. When I am at home working with ...
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Handling a chat room in a database

I have been searching all day to find a better answer to my question but those I found was useful but do not critically analyse my question. I am building a chat room using php, mysql, jquery and ...
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Performance tuning in Sybase

Does Sybase have a tool like AWR in Oracle which can be used to identify high load SQL, tell the important waits that are happening, help in understanding the workload? What are the main tools to be ...
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Why is optimistic locking faster than pessimistic locking?

Both forms of locking cause a process to wait for a correct copy of the record if its currently in use by another process. With pessimistic locking, the lock mechanism comes from the DB itself (a ...
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MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB extremely slow

I have MariaDB 10.0.15 and MySQL 5.6.0 (compiled and running on different port) on my server (Debian Wheezy). I have also MySQL 5.5 installed. I have tried import of large database, but I have found ...
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How to define the table structure for measured data in sqlite

I have an embedded system with an sqlite database. How should I define the table structure for the measured data from 4 sensors? Each sensor give us every second an numeric measured value. The ...
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Best database for a real time application [closed]

I am a student doing my Final Year Project where I need to build an android application for on the road navigation. The problem is the application has a feature that alerts the user of nearby incoming ...
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How to prepare executon plan for given sql query on a server with 4 processors (Oracle database)

4 processors means the query runs in parallel. Select /*+ parallel(4) */ T1.A FROM T1,T2,T3 WHERE T1.A = T2.A AND T1.B=T3.B AND T1.C=T3.C Tables T1,T2 and T3 have 4,8, and 16 partitions ...
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What's faster: two UPDATEs with WHERE (in / not in) or one UPDATE with CASE?

What's best performance wise, two separate UPDATEs: UPDATE table1 SET enabled = 0 WHERE code NOT IN ( SELECT id FROM table2 ); UPDATE table1 SET enabled = 1 WHERE ...
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Oracle's Merge v. Select->Update/Insert

What is the faster statement? A MERGE or Select->Update/Insert depending on if it returns a value? I'm trying to optimize a database, but I haven't found any speed tests comparing the two. I found ...
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MySQL/MariaDB Limitations

we're running MariaDB on our DB server. We have to install multiple databases on each DB instance (in fact each DB server runs multiple MariaDB instances) because each database must be separated. ...
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Database performs differently on the two same Xeon E3 1270-v3 Quad Core machines [closed]

Configuration: RAM: 16 GB DDR3. HDD: Seagate 500 GB 7200 3Gb/s 3.5 inch SATA - idential disks. Postgres 9.4, tried with 9.4.1 also Windows 2008 R2 Web Tried these tunings: work_mem = 32MB ...
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Simple query is slow on 4M-rows table

I have in production a MySQL table pageviews with 4M rows that records page views of users on posts. I need to know which posts a specific user have read, but this request takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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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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Performance of bitwise operators on byte column vs individual bit columns

I'm designing a database schema at the moment, but have a performance query. Our table needs to have (at least) two flags, or boolean values. We can call these IsComplete and IsExportable. The ...
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MySQL Image Queries

I have table employees in MySql database with Id, Name, Gender, HireDate, Photo. Photo field is blob. Now when I run this query: SELECT id FROM employees WHERE Photo IS NULL ; it takes forever to ...
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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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Can I extrapolate from the progress reporting in MyISAM ALTER?

I'm migrating a 300 million row MyISAM table to add some indexes. Just because it might be relevant, here's my ALTER statement: ALTER TABLE my_table ADD UNIQUE INDEX my_table_abcd (a, b, c, d), ...