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

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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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Duration Field in Profiler

I would like to monitor the script which takes more than 25 Sec. When i use filter i am not able to see the duration taken by the script. How can we get the time taken to execute the query. My ...
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How can I prove that the following T-SQL is bad for performance?

I have recently inherited a codebase with a large amount of Stored Procedures. The system they are supporting is encountering numerous performance problems which I am looking in to. A number of the ...
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SQL Server 2005 - Query optimization for fetching large number of rows from table with 750 million rows

Brief on application: This is audio fingerprinting application, being developed in Java with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database. I have one application to create fingerprints of original songs and ...
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How to measure a perfomance of SQL Server database? [closed]

I have the task to improve the performance of a SQL Server 2012 database (one of 4 in an instance) by 60% confirmed by corresponding statistics. So, I need to measure "performance" of the RDBMS ...
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How to optimize this query more?

First at all I am nood into SQL thing, Now I am working on a class project where I have some tables like Table user user_id | username | name 1 | nihan | Nihan Dip 2 | dip ...
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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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Why would a query in code be slower than a query in a SQL tool

When we face performance issues with out application, one of the first things we do is try to isolate if the problem is the code, the queries or the database itself. The most frustrating part of this ...
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How big the database should be in order to take 30 minutes to query

We have few tables each containing 2,5 million rows in average. Then there is a select query with joins. It takes more than 30 minutes to execute. The db server runs on a machine with 9GBs of RAM and ...
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What ways are there to limit the processor / ram requirements of a specific query?

Every once in a while, I need to run some very expensive query on a production server. Think spaghetti joins. This is likely to affect the server operation, and I don't want that. What ways are there ...
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MySQL looking up more rows than needed (indexing issue)

In our MySQL 5.5 database, we have following InnoDB table with 30M+ rows: +----------------+-------------+-----------------+--------+ | participant_id | question_id | given_answer_id | status | ...
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Improving performance of query with `WHERE <> ''`

I have a qeuery that checks where two columns are not '' (blank) - [blank and NULL are not the same in this case] Is there any way to improve the performance of the query SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE ...
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Does limit impact affected rows or not?

I have this table: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `usergroups` ( `id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user_id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL, `group_id` smallint(5) unsigned NOT ...
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Oracle merge query vs correlated update

I have a query which updates a table with data from another table. The current query is written as a correlated update with an exists clause to remove unnecessary rows. The problem is since both of ...
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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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Efficiently query MAX over multiple ranges

When performing a MIN() or MAX() over a single range covered by an appropriately sorted index, SQL Server does a TOP() and so returns the value after fetching just one row. When the search criteria ...
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Improve performance with the WHERE NOT IN sub-select clause

In the following query, I have to count transactions for each customer. [EDIT]However, I have to exclude from the result set entirely, customers that have a transaction older than one year. ...
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T-SQL Gurus, I need help optimising these queries for performance

I would like to have suggestions on improving the performance of some queries. These will be run on SQL Server 2008 R2 against a single table called dbo.bids In a production environment the table ...
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Does a TRIGGER improve the performance?

I understand that TRIGGERs are useful, as they take care of subsequent queries, but do they have an advantage from performance point of view too? Replacing two or three queries as INSERT INTO table1 ...
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Optimize simple query using ORDER BY date and text

I have a query to a table in Postgres with an order based on a date field and a number field, this table has 1000000 records The data types of the table are: fcv_id = serial fcv_fecha_comprobante = ...
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Optimizing complex join predicates [closed]

Table Definitions CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Pin_Mtg] ( [MtgId] bigint NULL, [CntyCd] char(5) NOT NULL, [BatchDt] int NOT NULL, [BatchSeq] int NOT NULL, [MtgSeq] tinyint NOT NULL, ...
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Query for View with unique entries from Database with repeated entries

I have a table with columns of Hotel names, city name and country name (of the respective hotels). I need to create a view of unique entries which will contain city name and country name columns. Any ...
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performance issue caused by IO?

Just curious to get an issue sanity checked . . . I'm trying to ascertain whether a performance issue experienced by users is the result of the app, server it sits on or SQL Server. Looking at ...
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Understanding multiple indexes with MySQL (and performance)

I have a "phones" table with around 120 000 records, it contains phone_id, phone_number, phone_user_name, phone_last_contacted, etc. The phone_id is index and looks like: 1,2,3,4 ... 120 000. But I ...
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Query Optimization for added value

I have a query that's behaving a bit oddly. In my database I have a table called "records". It tells me a bunch of information about what applications a user ran on my company's machines. I'm ...
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strange “using where” in simple query

I have a table with this structure: mysql> describe user_groups; +----------+----------------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | ...
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Condense Query Results with Wildcard

I have the following query: select programVersion, count(programVersion) from records R inner join Programs P on P.programID=R.usageProgramID where programName="word" ...
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Trigger update does not seem to finish

I'm new to PostgreSQL triggers & functions and such. I've got a table: keywords and each keyword should be unique. So when I try to insert a keyword that already exists, it should simply update ...
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MySQL table architecture

Background information: I have a table containing upload information, every day I get more and more uploads but most of the queries I run center around information gathered within the last 12 months; ...
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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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How to avoid timeouts during big DML operations

I have a big insert script I need to run. Its about 55,000 records and 160 columns. The script is already created and I can't create it again. The problem I have is that this runs for about 4 hours ...
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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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LIKE uses index, CHARINDEX does not?

This question is related to my old question. The below query was taking 10 to 15 seconds to execute: SELECT [customer].[Customer name],[customer].[Sl_No],[customer].[Id] FROM [company].dbo.[customer] ...
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Query taking non-consistent time to execute [closed]

I have a query which takes large time to execute sometimes.When i checked the speed it was taking 15 seconds.But actually it should run faster than that.When i again checked the query it again ...
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Need some support on MySQL Query

I have a query SELECT leads.id, sfav.id is_favorite FROM leads INNER JOIN teams tst ON tst.team_set_id = leads.team_set_id INNER JOIN members members ON tst.team_id = ...
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Get top most parent by nth child id?

Now there is a question we commonly use this technique to maintain the parent child relation i.e we store all the entities in one tables with a parent_id column and all top most parents have 0 in the ...
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Help creating this query

I'd like to integrate the following query: SELECT parent.id , COUNT(child.id) AS child_count FROM messages parent INNER JOIN messages child ON child.parent_id = parent.id ...
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How to optimize query?

I need to optimize the following query: SELECT DISTINCT column1, column2 FROM tbl_name WHERE column3 = 'x' AND TRIM(UPPER(column4)) = TRIM(UPPER('y')) AND TRIM(UPPER(column5)) = ...
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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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Improve CTE performance

is there a way to improve the performance of a recursive CTE like below, I am unsure if I can add indexes on joins when the joins are using ROW_NUMBER? DECLARE @File_Name VARCHAR(8000), @Disk ...
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Would adding indexes to my foreign keys improve performance on this MySQL query?

Consider the following query: SELECT `locations`.`id` AS `location_id`, `locations`.`address`, `locations`.`lat`, `locations`.`lng`, `tickets`.`status_id`, `customers`.`name`, ...
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Get username and/or IP address responsible for a query

I use the following query to find performance improvements in queries: SELECT TOP 20 SUBSTRING(qt.text, (qs.statement_start_offset/2)+1, ((CASE qs.statement_end_offset WHEN -1 THEN ...
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What is the name of this type of query, and what is an efficient example?

The purpose is to find a parent, given it's children. For example, say you have a marketing package (aka a "combo"), and want to match it based on the products in it. Example table/data: create table ...
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How to properly index hstore tags column to faster search for keys

I imported a large area of OpenStreetMap's planet.osm file into a postgresql database. The database contains a table called nodes. Each node has a geometry column called geom and a hstore column ...
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MySQL: COLLATE performance

I have a table called users with a column firstname and with collation utf8_bin I want to know what happens under the hood when I execute an query like: SELECT * FROM `users` `a` WHERE ...
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Obvious inefficiencies in this Netezza query?

Why might this query be taking nearly 2 hours to run when similar queries complete within a minute? CREATE TABLE T3 AS SELECT A.*, COALESCE(C.FIELD1,0) AS FIELD1A, ...
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Speeding up MySQL NOT IN (Subquery) [duplicate]

I'm currently up to try to improve the performance of some of my queries. As far as I know, statements like "IN" or "NOT IN" are even faster with a large amount of values if a subquery on an indexed ...
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Query performance in SQL Server [closed]

What factors should I check when I compare the performance of a query? I saw many articles stating about IO cost, subtree cost (by using Execution plans), statistics such as CPU time, elapsed time ...
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Changing ORDER BY direction causes performance issue

I use MySQL 5.6, and I have two tables each with 16M rows: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `newsstudios` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `title` varchar(255) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, ...