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Optimization suggestions for db2 materialized view

I have a view for db2 9.7 which has consolidated o/p from few tables. The view is built and it is working fine I want optimization suggestions on the view SQL CREATE VIEW XYZZ AS SELECT ...
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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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Design and queries for analysis of event-sequences

I will have to store sequences of events with certain properties in a database (MariaDB preferably) and I have some issues regarding the design and queries. The crucial part is the analysis of the ...
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SQL Server sometimes uses a lot more cpu for query

I have a stored procedure with a quite heavy SELECT statement that includes five joins and uses FieldName LIKE '%searchterm%' on multiple columns. This query usually finishes in about 2-5 seconds. But ...
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Querying MySQL, duration increases 10x fold after adding one more Join

I have a somewhat complicated query consisting of many joins on an issue tracker/project management database in MySQL. My issue is that my query was doing OK while I was in the process of building it ...
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Why isn't SQL Server using my non-clustered index and doing a clustered index scan?

Here are my full tables: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblCrawlUrls]( [cl_IdUrl] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [cl_CrawlNormalizedUrl] [nvarchar](200) NOT NULL, [cl_RooSiteId] [smallint] NOT ...
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Running a query on an improperly indexed, 600gb table

This is my first post on here and I'm really baffled by this. I have joined a team and somewhere in the past a horrific table was created which has been bloated to a point of 600+gb of data. ...
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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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Simplifying query by adding Computed Column, performance impact?

The dev team came across the following query (might be incomplete; it's retyped from a screenshot) which had caused slowness: SELECT d.catalogno, d.itemid, SUM(lineamount+taxamount) AS Amount, ...
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SQL Server - Logical Reads lowered, Execution time remained the same

A view executed Select columns from view where col= "date range" (view contains calculation in it Col1+Col2*col3 AS Col4). It took 7 seconds for 500K rows to return, logical reads some 144k. Added ...
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Slow fulltext search due to wildly innacurate row estimates

Fulltext queries against this database (storing RT tickets) seem to be taking a very long time to execute. The attachments table (containing the fulltext data) is about 15GB. The database schema is ...
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Slow response from SELECT query

I have 50 lac rows (i.e. 5 million rows) in student table. I fire select * from student where s_name like('%something word%') limit 0,5. I define indexing on s_name column. That query takes 2 ...
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Get table name from union query?

This is my query SELECT Id, productName, Largeimagepath, Discount, Price, Image FROM tablename1 where Active =1 union SELECT Id, productName, Largeimagepath, Discount, Price, Image FROM tablename2 ...
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Why can't we access SQL Server when a long query is running in Management Studio?

We have a SQL Server Database (2012 Standard edition). The database is accessed through an ASP.Net web page which displays the count of databases in different tables on page load. This work fine ...
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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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Complicated data

I have a requirement i got from my father. He gave me a table and wanted me to digitalis it. So that he can the system can do all the dirty jobs for him ( that's why there are developers in the world, ...
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Query being executed beyond timeout in a transaction Oracle

I have a simple query as below when executed separately the result is coming very quickly. But when is part of the application flow the same query is being shown as in execution status for more than 5 ...
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Almost identical queries but large time difference in execution

Exhibit A SELECT SUM(value) FROM Credits RIGHT JOIN calendar ON datefield = DATE(FROM_UNIXTIME(created_at)) WHERE confirm = 1 && reason = 1 && country = 'it' && created_at ...
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PostgreSQL: Another seq scan where an index scan is expected

Here's the query: SELECT DISTINCT ON(points.track_id) participants.contest_number, points.track_id, points.lat, points.lon, points.alt, points.timestamp, points.h_speed, ...
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Database SQL Script very, very slow (string manipulation over 700k rows)

I have table containing 700,000 rows containing a string id field with values such as rec-232276-dup-0 and rec-354240-org. The rec- is constant but the other parts of the id can change. I want to ...
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Find the closest bar, when searching for a drink

Problem: Find the closest bar that serves the drink(s) I'm looking for. Here you can find the generated MySQL code http://pastebin.com/5Uc2ewUW The API Request that interacts with this problem ...
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How to increase sql server performance? denormalization (making cascade delete off) vs making duplicate data

I have a database with following related table ( sql server enterptise edtion 2014) each state have many citites which each city has may municpalArea and so on State => Cities = > ...
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MongoDB performance problem

I have a MongoDB for storing result like this {_id, type, imei, lat, lng, spd, dir, time} {_id, type, imei, lac, cid, time} If type is f first one is used and if it is l second one is used. Here ...
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Emulating WITH clause in MySQL/query perfomance review

I have never really worked with MySQL queries till this last week. I was tasked with making a simple tool for my department that tracks contacts. Here are the 2 tables and the type of data they ...
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Slow mysql UPDATE with IF() conditions

not sure why I can't even EXPLAIN this query. Mysql refuses to EXPLAIN it. Table contains a million meaningless test entries. Full schema and data dump of the table available here: ...
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Memory Issue - SQL Server 2008r2

I am trying to troubleshoot a memory issue on a 2008r2 instance. Very high resource semaphore waits are present and a general slowdown of queries,backups,dbcc checks. Only one instance of SQL Server ...
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Speed up a MySQL BETWEEN query

SELECT dateToFind FROM table1 INNER JOIN table2 ON dateToFind BETWEEN dateFrom AND dateTo I need to improve the performance of this kind of query. I added BTREE indexes on dateToFind, dateFrom, ...
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Speed up sorting in this query

I'm trying to optimize the following plan and noticed that PostgreSQL spends a lot of time (relatively speaking) on sorting before the merge joins. Is there a way (using indexes, cluster the table, ...
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The materialized view is already optimal and cannot be tuned any further

I have tried DBMS_ADVISOR.TUNE_MVIEW to verify some materialized views created locally. One of the result returns an error: Error report: ORA-13600: error encountered in Advisor QSM-03116: The ...
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Is there a more efficient way to run this query for first/max transaction?

For each account, I need the first transaction date, the largest transaction amount, and the time taken to get from first to largest. Data is truncated and reloaded frequently, and I have read-only ...
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GROUP BY one column, while sorting by another in PostgreSQL

How can I GROUP BY one column, while sorting only by another. I'm trying to do the following: SELECT dbId,retreivalTime FROM FileItems WHERE sourceSite='something' GROUP BY seriesName ...
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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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Best way to store few rows of data every minute without creating 1440 columns a day?

I will be calling a server that returns some JSON data every minute. The values are along the lines of Value, Currency, DateTime, and maybe 1 or 2 more values. What is the best way to keep save these ...
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How to optimise window queries in postgres

I have the following table with approximately 175k records: Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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Can having a LIMIT on DELETE degrade performance dramatically?

I have a database project in php and mysql. For, hopefully redundant, data security I added a LIMIT 1 to the delete($uniqueID) php function we use. Nobody cared because records really aren't ...
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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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Is it best practice to include partition keys within foreign keys when referencing partitioned tables?

The large tables in our database are partitioned by an id in order to separate data and speed up IO. The table of the data is partitioned by the partition key, but the primary key is only on an ...
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Reducing execution time for this gnarly SQL

I'm creating an order system of some kind. There is a function that I use to get orders (in PHP) and retrieve the required information about the order. However, it seems that I am pulling a lot of ...
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Why is MySQL ignoring my indexes?

I have a query select distinct id from patient where company_id in (1) and (name_last like 'peter%' or name_first like 'peter%' or remote_id like 'peter%') running on a table that looks like this ...
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Oracle 11.2 Explain Plan takes too long

I'm using Oracle 11.2 SE on a 16GB Xeon E3 Linux machine as well as 11.2 XE on a 8GB i7 Win8 machine: SELECT banner FROM v$version: Oracle Database 11g Release 11.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production PL/SQL ...
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If a query contains two identical subqueries, will they both run?

Say I have a SELECT query that contains two identical subqueries, like the below: SELECT (SELECT SUM(Price) FROM Product p WHERE p.GroupID = g.GroupID) AS 'TotalCost', (SELECT SUM(Price) ...
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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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Tuning Mysql and Monitoring

I would like to know if anybody can point me towards a tool/way for MySQL database tuning. Actually the tuning of my.cnf is like below: My database engine is MyISAM | Mysql 5.1.73 key_buffer = ...
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UPDATE query with JOIN taking forever

I'm not very good with databases so please keep in mind even if the solution sounds like something everyone would have already tried, please post it because I likely have not tried it and it would ...
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Does it make sense to order condition in where query?

We have a clustered index in table Tbl with order of A,B,C. Does it make senses to write a query to have WHERE A = @a, B = @b, C = @c or it'll be as same as WHERE C = @c, B = @b, A = @a Does the ...
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How to handle bad query plan caused by exact equality on range type?

I'm performing an update where I require an exact equality on a tstzrange variable. ~1M rows are modified, and the query takes ~13 minutes. The result of EXPLAIN ANALYZE can be seen here, and the ...
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Last few rows from a non-indexed table in Oracle

I'm trying to run a query on an Oracle DB through SQL Server [dont' ask, it's a requirement] The Oracle table in question [lets call it hugeTable] has over 200 million rows and no index. I'm not ...
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Mysql query with LIMIT much slower under RDS (5.6) than old 5.1 system

We inherited an old legacy system running on mysql 5.1, and moved it to RDS running 5.6. One query is running much slower - it can take up to 20 minutes to run, where previously it took only a few ...
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Postgres Performance Over Group by with MAX and MIN

I just want to retrieve the data for specific location of customers with their ever first and last purchases made in the system. Table details : CREATE TABLE customer_location ( id UUID, location_id ...
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How can I time SQL-queries using psql from command line?

I am sorry, I cannot comment, so I am posting a new question. There is already a question "How can I time SQL-queries using psql?" but I am missing answer how to do that from command line. How to run ...