A class of issues where a database executes a query inefficiently due to the optimiser selecting an innapropriate query plan.

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Improving `GROUP BY` query performance in sqlite3

I have a little web-application that is using sqlite3 as it's DB (the db is fairly small). Right now, I am generating some content to display using the following query: SELECT dbId, dlState, ...
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PostgreSQL - If I run multiple queries concurrently, under what circumstances would I see a speedup? Under what circumstances would I see a slowdown?

I approach you all humbly as one who is NOT a DBA, and I'm sure that my question is fraught with conceptual shortcomings and "it depends on" land mines. I'm also pretty sure that all of you who ...
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Are we a good fit for SQL Server Enterprise and table partitioning?

We currently have a production database that contains millions of records (14 million in the largest table). One function of the database is to provide time sheet information so a single table could ...
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Why is my select statement so slow?

SELECT name FROM sys.databases WHERE name not in ('master','model','msdb','tempdb','ReportServer','ReportServerTempDB','1303VISBOC') AND CASE WHEN state_desc = 'ONLINE' THEN ...
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Last row from a query without Order by

I have something like SELECT var1,var2 FROM table where var3=X AND var4=Y order by var5 desc limit 1; Running this query takes roughly 5 seconds on my database which is far to slow. I was ...
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Performance of checking for data in related tables

NB: this question is purely academic / to help improve my understanding of SQL Server performance. Given a master table which relates to one or more other tables, how would you determine the best ...
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Best Indexing Strategy for Query with Equality[A], Range[B], Group By[C], AND Order By[count(P)]

I have a poorly performing query: SELECT user_id, count(item_id) as count FROM table items WHERE category = 'magazine' AND created_at > 1384754400 GROUP BY user_id ORDER BY count(item_id) desc ...
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same query different servers,different execution plan and time

I have this query and it runs less than 2 minutes on Test but on Prod it takes 10 minutes. Both are the same version,CPU,RAM,OS the same. I have four tempdb files on Prod but one one Test. I ...
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Extremely long query time after upgrading to Postgres 9.3 from 9.1

We're attempting to upgrade from Postgres 9.1 to Postgres 9.3 on a FreeBSD 9.2 zfs box. Performance is noticeably slower across the board, but we have one query that has gone from 353ms to >200000ms. ...
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Query Optimization required - Subquery using Inner Join

Could anybody advise how can I optimize this query below please? SELECT IT.[iInternalTransactionID] , IT.[iInternalAccountID] , C.[iContractID] , IT.[dtTransactionDate] AS TransactionDate , ...
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Will Rebuild and Reorganize improve Database Migration Script performance execution?

I would like to know if a Database Schema Migration Script (generated by Visual Studio 2008 or greater) will run faster if my target database got indexes rebuilt and/or reorganized. Note: For all ...
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Nested table as condition prevents using index

The following query joining a subquery does a TABLE ACCESS FULL when the master-table uses nested table as condition. When the condition is a simple =, the same query does an INDEX RANGE SCAN as ...
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How can I optimize this query and support multiple SKUs?

My current query only can select one SKU at a time. I can leave salesite_id constant. If there is a way to also have varying salesite_ids that would be good too, but not necessary. Also any ...
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A table that consists of multiple FK or creating separate tables for each FK

I have tables called 'books', 'category', 'subcategory', and 'booksCategory'. Each book can have its own category and subcategories. For example, a Sci-Fi book can belong in the 'category' table under ...
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How to optimize query

using SQLite3 and the following query, it seems like there should be a better performing way to write this query? Is there? Select Name, Sum(Case When Used Is ...
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Rerunning query in the same connection takes significantly longer

I am having a weird issue when a running a query that joins some semi-large tables (one table is about 2 million rows and the other about 21 million) together. What happens is the query does not run ...
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MySQL query performance question

I have a MySQL database where I would like to return results based on multiple rows. id | key | value | selector --------------------------------------------------------- 1 | username ...
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Tuning Mongo (TokuMX) for fastest bulk reads

What options do I have for tuning MongoDB / TokuMX for reading the results of queries with large result sets? I'm currently on a single server (no sharding) with the data on an SSD drive. My queries ...
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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 optimized mysql query having large dataset

I have two tables in MySql with the following schema, CREATE TABLE `open_log` ( `delivery_id` varchar(30) DEFAULT NULL, `email_id` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL, `email_activity` varchar(30) DEFAULT ...
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A working view now starts timing out

I have 2 identical databases (one larger, one smaller) with identical views. Recently a view on the smaller DB started timing out. Google searches seems to point to deadlocking of some sorts. If I ...
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Help with MySQL query which is only occasionally slow? Temp tables/Disc caching?

We have an issue with one particular query whch runs regularly on our MySQL database, though I am not necessarily sure it is a problem with the query itself. 90% of the time it runs perfectly fine ...
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How can I control the order of a query regarding to inner join

I have 3 tables. They have table_a 5m records table_b 20m records table_c 20m records I'm performing the query below. SELECT * FROM table_a a INNER JOIN table_b b ON a.a_id = b.a_id AND ...
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Help optimizing very slow mySQL query

I have a query which takes about 6 secs to execute. SELECT * FROM (SELECT ord.ID, op.name AS prodName, op.code, ord.date, ord.email, op.total, stat.ID AS statusID, stat.value AS status, ...
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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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Optimising a query against sys.fn_dblog

Looking for assistance improving a query. This query is used to review the last N transactions in the LDF file and then add some useful information like the user, start time, query text, etc.. 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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Why is this second query more expensive than the first?

While reading Graph Databases book, I came across this excerpt: I can't figure out why the second query is more expensive than the first. Indeed, both filter on the Bob person. May anyone ...
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Pull data from multiple tables in a view or function

There are 3 tables from which I need to pull data, and print it in a specific way. http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/59481/8 You can refer to this question to see how the query was produced. In the fiddle ...
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A single, simple update takes 10+ seconds

We are running MySQL 5.1.71-log and have a table with 2.7 million rows. Simple updates to it are regularly taking more than 10 seconds to execute. The table structure is: CREATE TABLE `person` ( ...
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Slow SQL Server query using a DB2 linked server in virtual environment

I have a problem with a slow query which uses a linked server. Let me list out my environment first and I'll get to the issue: Virtual Windows 2003 R2 server (fresh deployments on XenServer 6.1 ...
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Optimisation of complex query - 100% cost index seek?

I'm a c# developer, however I'm quite experienced with SQL. I have had a bit of experience with optimising queries but I've come up across one that has me stumped. The query takes about 3 minutes to ...
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Database is slow once in a while

I am executing a web service for 100 times. The average response time of this service is 1.5 seconds. But when I look at the response time of each execution individually, there are a few executions ...
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Clustered Table Scan Because of “SELECT *”

I have a Records table with over 100 columns and very many rows, and a nonclustered index on 5 fields based on my access paths: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [IX_Records_CustomerID] ON [dbo].[Records] ( ...
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Select data based on records created_at column

I have two tables Keywords, ProjectReports: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/06ae3/1 As you can see in that example everything works fine, but I want to get more data from those 2 tables and I don't know ...
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Sargable Queries

Very simple question I hope, I'm currently having some scripts I inherited into my project reviewed by the database admins. This has never been done before apparently and lots of issues are being ...
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Performance getting rows with max column

I have an historic table called 'historic', with three columns: object_id, day, value. For historical reason, day(date) is an integer number (number of day since 01/01/1904) Example: object_id | day ...
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Optimize IN clause in where query with order by - MySQL

I am trying to optimize a query that using IN clause in WHERE to avoid file sorting. To make it easy , I created the following sample which shows the problem. Here is my query: SELECT * FROM `test` ...
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Couldn't find the long running SQL under v$session_longops

I have following SQL running from a long time. I couldn't see the status When I tried to look the time remaining for the query to complete. Can someone explain me why I couldn't find the SQL status ...
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Select changes in table by date

I have following table schema name type id int key string count int date date url_id id with example data id key count date url_id 1 system 100 ...
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how to solve slow running sub query TSQL

I have a problem with a slow running query. I have analysed the query with the sql server profiler but I can't seem to find a good solution. I did find why it is running slow. If ask the full ...
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Select from a list of values from JSON encoded data

I have saved the details of the product in JSON format. I am wondering how to select from a list of values from a "JSON_ENCODED DATA" For Example I want to select TV with screen_type as LED or LCD. ...
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Improve select query performance

The following select query from my application is taking more than 200ms. The table has around 2 million rows. Is there any ways to improve the performance of this query ? select count(id) from ...
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Minimizing Page Fetches

I have a complicated database structure and am trying to use it to retrieve Records based on multiple selection criteria from several tables. As a general rule, is it better to attempt to use ...
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Mysql super slow

I have a database of movies that I downloaded, it is around 51mb in size. One of the tables has more than 750k records(all separate insert statements(I believe this is bad)). The rest aren't so bad ...
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Why is PostgreSQL doing a seq scan on column != column?

Why is PostgreSQL doing a table scan on column != column? Isn't this query guaranteed to return no results? Isn't anything != anything guaranteed to be always false for any record on a not null ...
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Slow query (Wordpress)

Can I speed up somehow the following query? Somehow to stop from creating a tmp table/filesort. Tried a couple of indexes but no luck. mysql> explain SELECT wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN ...
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How to improve query performance in PostgreSQL? [closed]

I have the following query to be execute within a second but getting time for execute 2.8 minutes: Query: Using Common Table Expression. explain analyze with temp_cte as ( Select ...
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High I/O for part of query

I have a large query that I'm trying to tune. I write lots of queries but haven't done a lot of tuning. I've included a screenshot from SQL Sentry Plan Explorer Free (SSPEF): In the above part of ...
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Improve query performance when selecting almost all rows with many “group by” columns

I have a table with 20 columns and about 600,000 records. The maximum row size is only around 100 bytes. The table is repopulated every few days, but the number of records remain about the same. For ...