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

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optimizing query for slow queries

I have this query in my slowqueries table which essentially is taking about 5-8 seconds to complete the query time: SELECT s0_.id AS id0, s0_.updated AS updated1, s0_.created AS created2, ...
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MySQL: Why queries with subqueries are much faster than single query?

I made few queries on my db lately First query: SELECT `table`.* FROM (`table`) WHERE table.id in(27172172,[...bunch of ids...],27171770) ORDER BY field (`table`.`id`, ...
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Mathematical or Computing Alternatives for MySQL Combination Queries operating toward their Performance Limit

We regularly run a contest that is becoming quite popular. In the contest, we need to select the combinations of contestants from 8 groups whose cost is under a threshold, and who combined have the ...
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Summing a column based on uniqueness of another column without using temporary table

I have a table like this: CREATE TABLE `files` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `name` varchar(255) NOT NULL, `hash` char(40) DEFAULT NULL, `size` bigint(20) unsigned DEFAULT '0', ...
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Odd Execution Plan

I have a table in SQL Server that is performing very slowly and I have been trying different indexing options to try to speed it up to no avail. I suspect all of the varchar(max) fields may be a ...
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How much should I care about prepared statements for simple queries?

I wonder how much I should care about prepared statements (and therefore try to optimize my code) in case of pretty simple statements. The question originates from the fact that I recently noticed ...
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How to use join with this query? [closed]

This query is working fine, and giving the right result. In this query all columns are in one table, but now I have made some changes. Now columns named Semester and Major are in different Table ...
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Copying to tmp table slow for query … but only sometimes

I have a query, and I admit it may not be the prettiest query in the world. Sometimes this query runs fairly fast (e.g. 200ms) and other times it runs super slow (e.g. 30s). I don't know why, and ...
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pt-query-digest results are empty

I have a slow log generated by MySQL 5.1.71-log, that I've copied onto another machine. It appears I'm not getting any results from pt-query-digest. $> pt-query-digest slow.log # 2.1s user time, ...
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Slow SQL Server authentication, but fast SAN, fast querying?

I am asking you after days of research but I think I don't have required skills to understand what is happening. I have a slow authentication on a SQL Server 2008R2, which leads to a timeout for the ...
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Why do these two queries (which I think are equivalent) rely on different keys?

We have a query that we don't like, since it ends up doing a full table scan. EXPLAIN SELECT count(*) AS c, location.name FROM study LEFT JOIN location ON study.location_id = location.id ...
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Slow compilation of a SQL statement

I have SQL Server 2014 and a large table (more than 200Gb) with 100M rows and more than 300 columns. For one "unpivot" query I wanted to see its estimated execution plan and it took more than 90 ...
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Mysql join table order by index

First Master Table CREATE TABLE `edipostingmaster` ( `ID` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `applied` int(11) DEFAULT '0', `fileName` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL, `checkNo` varchar(100) ...
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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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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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Optimize finding the next batch of data from A to be crunched and inserted into B

I'm using PostgreSQL to store data produced by a large distributed computation. There are several stages to this computation; the idiom we've settled on is that there's a table containing the results ...
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SQL hourly data aggregation in postgresql

I am a newbie with database so I'm seeking your help with this one. I have a table containing time series data. 2012/01/01 00:10, 10 2012/01/01 00:30, 5 2012/01/01 01:00, 10 2012/01/01 01:40, 10 ...
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Why is one of these queries orders of magnitude slower than the other?

Sorry for the vague headline question. Essentially, and I know this is generally terrible practice, but I have query with nested subqueries as follows: SELECT * FROM ibt1 WHERE basetype = 60 ...
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Difference in the workload related to data-amount and search option

A couple of days ago I was asked why it is necessary to use the first normal form also for separation of names. We have a table which stores private customers (Name+Surname;Information) and business ...
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Microsoft Access database performance

I wonder how MS Access manage to show long list of records when we want to browse theme in Datasheet view. 1 - Does it load limited amount of records on start-up and then load the remainder upon user ...
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Best database for fast read all in one table

I currently have a large database in SQLite that I was using for rapid-prototyping for a software I am working on. Now that I am planning to move it to another database that should give better ...
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Tagged questions

I have similar to StackExchange network that utilises tagged questions. In my web application Users also can find questions by tags. The query below returns a set of tagged questions: SELECT ...
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MySQL query with order by decreased performance

Here is my schema: CREATE TABLE `UserMst` ( `UserID` mediumint(8) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `EMailID` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL, `UserName` varchar(20) DEFAULT NULL, `FullName` ...
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MySQL aggregation count performance

I have a table with about 30 million records, and I'm doing a query where I can group by field Year and count the results for that year. The table structure looks like: id | year | amount The ...
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Query State hangs on sending data

For some reason, the query state hangs on "Sending Data" (using show processlist;) and I have no idea why. This is the table creating script: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `esp_game` ( `gameID` ...
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join performance, index vs. index+foreignkey

I'm using an orm framework that handles data (and its integrity) on top of mysql. So far I ignored foreign keys because the orm handles that just fine. I recently read that foreign keys can enhance ...
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Which of these queries is best for performance?

Which of these queries are best for performance ? Sometimes I wonder if SHORT scripts really is the best thing to focus on. These scripts performs the same task. With left joins i can achieve what i ...
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MySQL: What criteria should I base my table column order/arrangement/grouping on?

Does the order, arrangement or grouping of columns with large (such as long text descriptions) and small (such as bit and tinyint) field types have any noticeable impact on MySQL (InnoDB engine) ...
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Optimizing a query using derived tables [duplicate]

As part of a daily cron job, I need to run a query that processes a whole lot of data. This data is related to the visitors coming to a website, and updating the data with what we have captured ...
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Sql Execution Plan - Hash Match

I'm currently working on a Sql Query that's having performance issues. I ran the execution plan and saw the Hash Match has 50% cost and also, doing a index scan. I'm starting to learning about the ...
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How to speed up query on table with millions of rows

The Issue: I'm working on a big table that consists about 37mln rows. Data include measurements of many devices made in certain time e.g. '2013-09-24 10:45:50'. Each day all of those devices are ...
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Simple select is taking too long

I am facing an issue with the performance. The selection of data from table is taking more than 20 sec to retrieve close to 300k records. Created a clustered index on col1 and col2 but no improvement. ...
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Retrieving data speed tweaks SQL Server 2005

I have a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. I have table with 3 columns, namely HASHKEY (BIGINT), NOTE_ID (INT) and TIME_OFFSET (INT). Columns HASHKEY has 19 digit BIGINT values, which can ...
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Read vs. Write speed

In the data import procedures I have, I get external raw data and import it into tables. I don't just overwrite the data, even if it is only from one source, but before I allow an update, I check if ...
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Mysql performance issue when selecting text column

I have a performance problem when selecting rows containing text fields: SELECT id FROM message WHERE NOT(message.sender_id = 368352 AND message.is_deleted_sender = 1) AND ...
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Optimising Large SQL Server Tables [closed]

I have a large table with around 50 million rows and 15 columns. Whenever I read, I always need all columns so I can't split them. I have a clustered index on the table with 4 keys (ALL INT) and I ...
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Mysql key_buffer_size already 16GB but some fulltext searches are still slow

I have a query w/ full text search which takes 5 - 10 secs. key_buffer_size is already 16GB. Table has 15 million records and has a compound fulltext index on fields: categories and company. Table ...
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How do I use subquery on the same table in MySQL?

I have a query like this which takes a really long time to run. The table is around 4 million rows. DELETE FROM TABLE WHERE value_was IS NULL OR value_was <= value_now; I'm hoping I could ...
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SQL Server 2008 search joining query

I have two table as one is the message table and another one is messageUser table. Now i need to check before insert a new row. for example, M_MessageMessageId========= ...
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SOLVED: Postgres 8.4.5: Bad query plan vs Good query plan when changing date range on large data table

SOLVED. I was able to resolve this issue by altering the time.date column to allow 1000 stats: ALTER TABLE time ALTER COLUMN date SET STATISTICS 1000; Now the queries are running very fast, down to ...
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How can I use mongoDB efficiently in this scenario?

I'm trying to build a system of documents that have hundreds of tags assigned to them, but each document-tag association has a certain condition it has to also meet so the document would be returned: ...
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mysql freeze/crash on JOIN

here is query: SELECT nw.news_id, nw.title, nw.description, nw.url, nw.date, nw.image, nw.status, src.title as src_title, src.keyword as src_keyword, src.url as src_url, src.icon as ...
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Optimizing User Defined Custom Columns

I am building a web based app that has the potential to have very high traffic and collect a lot of data. Most of this traffic will be utilizing the database. Database is MySQL InnoDB. I want to give ...
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Slow mysql fulltext query

I have a little problem with the performance of a mysql-query which uses a fulltext index. The following query SELECT Mention.id FROM mentions AS Mention WHERE (MATCH (`Mention`.`title_text`, ...
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Get all comment.message, status.message, users.* and profiles.* where users.user_id exists in friend.friend_id or friend.user_id

I need some help building this query because it's a bit complicated at least for me. I need to get all comment.message, status.message, users.* and profiles.* where users.user_id exists in ...
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SQL query optimization in Prestashop e-Commerce solution

I'm working on a layered navigation module within Prestashop e-Commerce solution. I'm trying to optimize a SQL query which creates a temp table during execution. I think this is creating a ...
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MySQL query optimization with aggregate ORDER BY

I have an analytics table that stores metrics aggregated the day level. I need to ask questions such as "For a given date range and client, what are the most popular items." The schema is as follows: ...
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Slow queries InnoDB occasionaly

I have the next table: CREATE TABLE `sessions` ( `session_id` char(32) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, `session_expires` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `session_data` varchar(10000) COLLATE ...
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Can migration from MS Access to SQL Server or … make database faster? [closed]

A company asked me to migrate their database from MS Access to SQL Server or MySQL because they think that on those engines their database will run faster. But I wonder if their problem isn't because ...
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Can I improve this query?

SELECT * FROM SameLogTable WHERE ID_Table IN (SELECT ID_Table-1 FROM SameLogTable WHERE <SameCondition>) OR ID_Table IN (SELECT ID_Table ...