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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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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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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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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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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 Refer to this question to see how the query was produced. The version in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is the generally accepted method and tools for profiling MySQL queries?

Profiling database queries is difficult, and dependent on database technology. In MySQL, what is the usual (or, in deference to that, a great) process for profiling a query? For example: Run the ...
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Difference between DATE(time_field) AND time_field in a WHERE clause

I have 3 tables: users movements unique_ids I want to get the records gotten from march until now of the users registered in march, counting the unique id of their movements with a distinct and the ...
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selecting rows that have n foreign key conditions satisfied

I'm trying to filter a master table rows based on 2-more conditions from the relative foreign key relation, i came up with this which is working fine, but i just can't convince my self that it's that ...
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An efficient way to compare two large data sets in SQL

Currently, I'm comparing two data sets, that contain unique StoreKey/ProductKey combinations. The 1st data set has the unique StoreKey/ProductKey combinations for sales between begin January 2012 and ...
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Understanding execution plans using TVPs

I have some slow running queries (8 seconds across 1M records grouped by months) and have been trying to make sense of the execution plans. We use around 10 TVPs to send in a set of filters that the ...
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How to return last used record?

I have simple table called ips with 2 field ip and address, which schema is following CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `ips` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `address` varchar(255) ...
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Increased query_cache_size, Queries slowed drastically on increased traffic

I increased our servers query_cache_size to 2gb, hoping for performance benefits. After sometime the query performance would drastically decrease. Once I dug in deeper, I found the queries in State ...
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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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Super simple mysql query taking too long

I have the following: SELECT * FROM autorepair WHERE zip_code IN (91316,91356,91416,91426,91436) AND specialty = 'transmission' ORDER BY ABS(91316 - `zip_code`) LIMIT 0,10 Indexes: -zip_code ...
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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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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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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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Cannot tune database any further; what next?

We have a vendor-supplied application. It is under support and we are talking to their developers (we have their largest database size by an order of magnitude), but in the meantime, we have the ...
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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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How to optimise very simple query with subquery that only needs to execute once

SELECT products_id, products_model, products_iban_no, products_allocation_number FROM products WHERE products_model IN (SELECT products_model FROM products GROUP BY products_model HAVING ...
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Best way to store country and city information

I always wondered what is more efficient between two. There is one "main" table where I store all user related informations. Also, there are two more tables, country and city tables. city table ...
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Have Postgresql query planner use nested loop w/ indices over hash join

I'm having a problem with some StackOverflow-schema related data loaded into PostgreSQL 9.3.4. I have a query that is taking about 10x longer than it should, due to the fact that it is choosing to use ...
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INDEX SKIP SCAN performance on Index where first columns only contain 1 value

We're running an Oracle 11.2.0.3 database and have a table with above 10 columns in it. There is a non-unique index over all these columns. For simplicity in this example, lets assume the columns are ...
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Search, filter and group across all columns in a tall and wide dataset quickly [closed]

We have certain datasets which may span 80 to 300 fields, across 300,000 to 35 million rows. For each dataset, we want to produce a web based analysis tool (a web grid) which would allow our users ...
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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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How can I write queries as fast as possible in MySQL? [closed]

I'm looking for two things: Awesome manual about writing fast MySQL queries. Tool which will decompose my query into discrete steps, and give estimations of each step. I've seen the next tool, ...
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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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Is there any difference on performance when choosing DISTINCT or GROUP BY to bring distinct values?

I would like to know if there is any difference concerning performance when choosing DISTINCT or GROUP BY to bring distinct rows from a query. I've tried comparing the execution plans, but they seem ...
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Performance issues when extracting scatter plot data

First off: Sorry for the title, couldn't think of anything better. Feel free to change it though. Ok, assume I have the following table: ...
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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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Analize Query in MySQL Server 5.1

I try use MySQL Workbench 6 to analyze the cost, but they don't show the cost of query. How i get this costs?
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Improve MySQL Query Performance - Too many records

I am using MySQL RDMS for a contact management system. Now a days my database grew in size and contains more than 1 million records. Checking duplicate phone numbers became a big issue during ...
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Query returning unused stored procedures

When I run SP_askbrent@asof = '2014-05-20 16:00' a period where the database was timing out, I'm getting dozens of CREATE PROCEDURE xxx entries. When I run the following query, the results show the ...
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Will composite indexes or unique indexes help with query performance?

I need help with identifying indexes to increase performance of the following query. I'm currently using v5.5 with InnoDB. I cannot modify the query. However, I can add indexes as needed. The ...
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poor and/or unreliable InnoDB performance

I recognize that there are a ton of posts like this, but after reading up on InnoDB performance problems, nothing I tried has helped. I have a database containing four InnoDB tables. The largest ...
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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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LOAD DATA stuck at Null State MySQL

I'm stuck trying to move one table to another, due to columns now no longer having proper references/meaning to their column titles. In doing this, I've created a new table with the same number of ...
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group by and order by making query very slow in mysql?

Query works fast: select SQL_NO_CACHE users.id, users.name from useres left join user_statistics on users.id = user_statistics.user_id where users.is_deleted = 0 group by users.id ...
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Query with INNER JOIN takes long time than expected?

I have the following query, which takes longer than expected. Anybody help me find a faster alternative? SET SESSION MAX_JOIN_SIZE=18446744073709551615; SELECT claims.claim_id, ...
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Does SQL check each And condition if first condition fails? [duplicate]

For a query of below kind does sql process data for each And condition if first And condition fails? If Emp_ID is not 12 for a row then does it check condition of Emp_Name? So how SQL process this ...