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

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MySQL query took 98 seconds to run but EXPLAIN looks okay

I have a query that took 98 seconds to execute this morning, but I can't recreate the problem now, and the EXPLAIN output isn't giving me any clues. Am I missing something? Here's the SQL: SELECT ...
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Is there an easy way to debug and find out why a query runs slow?

I'm running onto a weird issue. We've got two db servers, one is development and the other one is production. Both have same specs. VMs (Hyper-V) Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Bit SQL Server 2008 R2 64 ...
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datetime index skipped for same query different params

I am running two queries with same query but different parameter and one of them is extemely slow while the other is fast. Both the results are alomost the same. (500 and 575) Any idea why it skips ...
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Should I use an index or a hash function on a primary key if I have 100000 rows of data?

I have a table named PRODUCT that has 100,000 rows. I was wondering if either indexing, or a hash function on the primary key would result in better performance. I was also hoping someone could ...
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Can a poor database layout cause performance issues for simple queries?

I have a database layout that is realy a mess and needs to be optimized. Does the layout of the database and some queries that are executed cause other queries to be slow too? For example, an insert ...
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How to optimise read/write performance a MySQL table with many rows?

I am developing a django application where I use a MySQL database. In my application there is one table for domains information which has only 2 coloumns id domain_name but I have a problem when I ...
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Can spatial index help a “range - order by - limit” query

Asking this question, specifically for Postgres, as it has good supoort for R-tree/spatial indexes. We have the following table with a tree structure (Nested Set model) of words and their ...
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Performance of query with a range condition and order by

We have the following table (in SQLite on Android) which a tree structure (Nested Set model) of words and their frequencies: lexikon ------- _id integer PRIMARY KEY word text frequency integer ...
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Is it recommended to clear the query plan cache

Pretty much as the title describes. I have just checked a SQL Server and noticed there is a lot of query plan bloat that can be fixed by proper parametrisation. After making the changes to the code, ...
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Does this cause overhead ? Select name from User where user_name LIKE '%alex%'

I'm wondering if this statement can cause real overhead if many concurrent users send the same request to mySQL InnoDB storage engine. Let's say I have a table that has the user_name, and someone want ...
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Why is the following query so bad performance-wise

After asking this question, I got to thinking about why a certain query was doing all the problems. In short, there was a query which took 500ms, I ran some execution plans and applied the ...
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How to get all non deleted messages from one user

I have two tables one for messages called default_messages and the other for recipients called default_recipient. This is how SQL for those table looks like: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ...
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Normalization and Breaking down tables for InnoDB

I'm designing a web application, something small but deals with lots of read and inserts. Let's say 60% read and 40% writes. My storage engine is InnoDB on MySQL. I have a table called User which has ...
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Will more indexes on a table affect performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do indices impact query performance? How to know when/if I have too many indexes? Say ‘X’ report using some "where" condition in the statement so we are creating ...
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Is it better to populate variables using SET or SELECT?

What is the better way (with regards to performance) to set a value to variable? By SET command: DECLARE @VarString nvarchar(max); SET @VarString = 'john doe'; SELECT @VarString; By SELECT ...
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TSQL performance - JOIN on value BETWEEN min and max

I have two tables in which I store: an IP range - country lookup table a list of requests coming from different IPs The IPs were stored as bigints to improve lookup performance. This is the table ...
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Why are my results returned twice?

I've this query: SELECT DISTINCT `default_wall_posts_comments`.`c_id` as c_id, `default_wall_posts_comments`.`comments` as comments, UNIX_TIMESTAMP() - default_wall_posts_comments.date_created ...
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Performance degradation while updating tables having 10s of millions of records

I want to update tables ( my be 20-30 ) having 10s of millions of records each. The problem is that it is taking too much time for the update process and also at that time CPU usage also goes very ...
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I want to know about the IOPS (I/O Per Second) and How it influences the DB CRUD operation

I want to get a dedicated server for my Database (MySQL) which runs InnoDB Engine. There is this option in InnoDB capacity that you can define the IOPS in it. Let's say that I have a SATA 72K-RPM HDD ...
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Index Strategies on Text or NVARCHAR(MAX) Fields

I have the following query (simplified for question) I'm trying to speed up for a read only DB ... SELECT [sysid] ,[Date]=CONVERT(CHAR, DATEADD(D, [date], '1800-12-28'),101) ,[From]=[from_addr] ...
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MySql - How can I improve this query?

I have the following table: http://pastebin.com/XH6FvhZ8 and the following query: SELECT * FROM (SELECT * FROM `job_logs` ORDER BY id DESC) AS job_logs_tmp WHERE (job_logs_tmp.user_id = ...
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Creating Indexes to optimize query

I have this query and I want to increase its performance by adding appropriate Indexes. DELETE FROM MYTAB1 WHERE MYID1 IN ( SELECT MYID2 FROM MYTAB2 ); I am not familiar with the ...
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Will altering order of columns in GROUP BY affect performance?

I have a SQL query like this: SELECT A, B, (CASE WHEN C=0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END), COUNT(D) FROM SomeTable GROUP BY A, B, (CASE WHEN C=0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END) On a huge dataset the actual execution plan ...
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How do I count rows with two properties in one index scan in SQL?

I have a table Units where I have rows ItemId, ItemCreationDate, ItemUnitsCount. ItemId is a primary key and I have a clustered index over it. I need to output the following: for each day I need to ...
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Single query sending and retreiving duplicate data on MS SQL Server?

Very odd thing happening. It would appear that all queries against a particular database in our system are periodically "running slow". Ie "normal speed" for 5 minutes then slow for 5 minutes ...
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Why is a secondary index chosen over a clustered index for SELECT COUNT(*) …?

In this query: select count(*) from largetable; a secondary index is chosen: mysql> explain select count(*) from largetable; ...
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How expensive are SELECT FROM LIKE statements from a design perspective?

I have a situation running out of control regarding an ever increasing number of small static files I need to access randomly in a large directory structure. I MUST reduce the number of those files ...
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Is it normal to use many Triggers?

I have many so-called summary columns throughout my database to count number of rows in other tables. For example, counting the number of comments by a user (a column in the user table). Currently, I ...
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Measuring the relative performance of queries given the assertion that “cost” isn't reliable

The cost field is a comparative cost that is used internally to determine the best cost for particular plans. The costs of different statements are not really directly comparable. Source Does ...
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Checking if the query is made async or sync on SQL Server 2008 R2

I have tried to make async calls to my SQL Server instance as you may see on my SO post: ASP.NET MVC 4 asyncronous database call: never returns the HTTP response I did a benchmarking and the sync ...
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How can I identify when to create a new table to hold data that can be obtained from a query?

We have a payment table, and agents get commission on payments. Commission is based on a few different factors, such as how long it took to get the payment, so there is some calculations involved when ...
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mySQL query optimisation — multiple joins or select … where not in (select distinct…)?

Background I have a Drupal install accessing a large users database (~200k rows) and my "People finder" functionality needs to access all those rows (in a random order). I don't seem to be able to ...
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Does the order of columns has a significant effect on INSERT?

Do we experience a noticeable difference in performance for these two queries? INSERT INTO table (col1, col2, col3, col4, col5) ... and INSERT INTO table (col5, col3, col1, col2, col4) ... Do we ...
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How to search for an ID and its descendants in this query?

I have the following tables: Project Unit ------------- --------------- ID | IDUnit ID | IdParent I have to select all projects that have the IDUnit ...
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Why does MySQL choose this execution plan?

I have two queries, select some_other_column from `table` order by primary_index_column asc limit 4000000, 10; and select some_other_column from `table` order by secondary_index_column asc ...
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Are Views optimized when I add a WHERE clause to them?

Does it make a difference if you filter a View inside or outside the View? For example, is there any difference between these two queries? SELECT Id FROM MyTable WHERE SomeColumn = 1 Or SELECT Id ...
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Copy huge amount from 1 table to other

I have two tables with same structure I need to copy over all tables from table A to table B, the problem is that some records from table A already exist in table B so that made the Import Fail. So I ...
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Why is an aggregate query significantly faster with a GROUP BY clause than without one?

I'm just curious why an aggregate query runs so much faster with a GROUP BY clause than without one. For example, this query takes almost 10 seconds to run SELECT MIN(CreatedDate) FROM MyTable WHERE ...
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Monumental difference in execution time between queries when using RECOMPILE query hint

I have two almost identical queries running on the same SQL Server 2005 instance: The first one is the original SELECT query as generated by LINQ (I know, I know... I'm not the application ...
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Why does a query run slower in a Stored Procedure than in the Query window?

I have a complex query which runs in 2 seconds in the query window, but about 5 minutes as a Stored Procedure. Why is it taking so much longer to run as a stored procedure? Here's what my query looks ...
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Speed up search across multiple columns

We have a table: user_info (user_id,domain_id,first_name,middle_name,last_name,work_place,.,.,.) Now, we have a user search that search across three columns first_name,last_name and work_place. ...
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Remove sub-string from WHERE clause

I have a stored procedure that is using the SUBSTRING function in the WHERE clause. SELECT DISTINCT ColumnBB, ColumnCC FROM TableAA WITH (NOLOCK) WHERE SUBSTRING(ColumnAA, 1, 17) = @VariableA; ...
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Which is the most efficient way to run a particular select query?

If I run the following code: select PolicyNumber, MAX(decpageid) as decpageid, Risk from StatRiskDecpages where PolicyNumber = 'AR-0000301132-04' group by PolicyNumber, Risk I get the following ...
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MySQL subquery slows down drastically, but they work fine independently

Query 1: select distinct email from mybigtable where account_id=345 takes 0.1s Query 2: Select count(*) as total from mybigtable where account_id=123 and email IN (<include all from above ...
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Oracle ash report

Recently, i have been handed over with an ash report from DBA. To me this report is like french. I have no idea what it is about and what all is written in this report. Can someone please guide me in ...
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Oracle Benchmarking (SQL_NO_CACHE …)

I want to benchmark some queries on an oracle System from a JDBC application. However, the database seems to cache at some point in time. However, this is not intended in this case. Is there ...
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Help with Query. Finding records that have the same relationships (MySQL)

I have a table of Listings that has a many to many relationship with a Taxons table. The table structure looks like this: listings ---------------- id (int) name (varchar) listings_taxons ...
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Separate Address Table, Latitude, Longitude

We are designing a DB for a limited functionality social networking application. Users (Registered Users), Retail Outlets, etc are several entities we need to store. We need to store Address of each ...
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Attempting to avoid SORT in query planner

I have a query that is used VERY frequently in my application. Without modifying the query itself, I'm trying to optimize it by toying with different indexing schemes. Here's the query (basically): ...
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Query tuning - SQL Server

One of our developers are trying to run the below query on a development server, which involves pulling data from a linked server, production. The query ran for more than 14 hours before it was ...