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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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), ...
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Oracle 11g connect overhead

Currently one of our new applications is connecting to an Oracle 11g instance over 30,000 daily (at every user request) via their application server, using the same account. (it will be significantly ...
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Improving lots of Left Joins ( SQL Server 2008 - procedure )

This query is running with 8 minutes to complete. I'm trying to help the programmer with this task. I've created indexes and stats, update_stats and rebuild indexes but none of this is helping us. ...
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Multiple subqueries performance issue

I have a query that collects customer data. I select a lot of correlated data from different tables. I want to have only ONE result row for each customer. The query looks like that: SELECT c.Id ...
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Reusing covering index for fields in FROM, from another query's index

For the following query I have a covering index as so: SELECT bar_id FROM foo WHERE user_id=:user_id AND date_sent=:date_sent; ALTER TABLE foo ADD INDEX (user_id, date_sent, bar_id); Now I have ...
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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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Query on 250 million records

I have a table with below structure CREATE TABLE [dbo].[ColumnValues]( [Id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [ColumnId] [int] NOT NULL, [Value] [nvarchar](max) NULL, [OutputArea] ...
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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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PostgreSQL Performance - Many Large Databases

I run an internal (development) database server containing 25 databases each ~71GB in size. There are usually between 50 and 100 active connections at any given time. What can I do to help improve ...
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io_stall question

I just installed SQL Server on new hardware and ran a test script to show io_stall information by file. Nothing else has been loaded yet, just a fresh install of SQL Server 2012. Why are the ...
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SELECT with large WHERE IN clause taking long time

I'm pretty new at all this so be gentle :). I have large medical DB where I need to extract data for patients based on selected doctor(s). Right now I build a patient list by SELECT patID FROM ...
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Query running slow on script and producing error 500 when run in phpmyadmin

I have a query that seems to take a good 30 seconds to execute even when the query produces no results. There are 4000 lines within the database and queries that produce all results run within ...
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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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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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Pattern matching with LIKE, SIMILAR TO or regular expressions in PostgreSQL

I had to write a simple query where I go looking for people's name that start with a B or a D : SELECT s.name FROM spelers s WHERE s.name LIKE 'B%' OR s.name LIKE 'D%' ORDER BY 1 I was wondering ...
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DB disk space requirements comparision between MySQL versions

I have 2 labs where MySQL is installed. DataBases are created and deleted dynamically by certain internal processes. InnoDB is the Engine used. In one lab, MySQL version 5.0.77 is installed. The DB ...
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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 fix slow LIMIT queries with big offsets without heavily rewriting them?

Imagine a very basic example of your average discussion board. For example: CREATE TABLE threads ( id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, title VARCHAR(100), PRIMARY KEY (id) ) CREATE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Oracle 11g max login fail attempts workaround

My problem with database starts with situation where I cant really modify anything in database. My project specialist has limited time to help me. Here is the thing: My user in Oracle database has ...
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What's better for large changes to a table: DELETE and INSERT every time or UPDATE existing?

I am making a project where I need to change around 36K records in one table daily. I'm wondering what will perform better: delete rows and insert new ones, or update already existing rows For me ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server 2012 Local SSD TempDB Slow

I have a production deployment using local SSDs for tempDB. I have 2 SSDs in a RAID1 configuration. I am seeing average reads of 1-2ms but the average writes are showing as 1377ms on all four of my ...
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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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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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When using an ORM, what are some things to watch out for in your database design

What are some database design gotchas to watch out for when you know the database will be accessed using a Object Relational Mapper (ORM) Wikipedia? Also see Entity Framework NHibernate or LLBLGenPro. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to “warm up” a cold DB server?

1st setup was a DB slave that was used by customers. That was sufficiently fast. 2nd setup (now) is replication of a DB slave that is just used by me. The current setup is slower on query execution ...
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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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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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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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Is this amount of disk IO expected with MySQL?

I am running MySQL 5.5.34 on an Amazon EC2 micro instance with EBS (elastic block storage). The instance has been running for around 10 days and according to Amazon I've accumulated around 8.5 ...
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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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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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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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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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What are possible causes for consistently volatile INSERT performance in MySQL tables?

I have a Java program running on a VM that is sequentially feeding a queue of single row INSERTs through a single connection to a MySQL server on the same VM. The queue execution is not artificially ...