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

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Can an index be added to a PRIMARY with a null key?

I have a query that takes a long time to return, roughly 12-15 seconds, which I'd like to optimize. The query below is the result of running the original query with SHOW WARNINGS. If I run EXPLAIN ...
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Multiple user roles with different attributes

I need to design a database that has multiple users, with multiple roles. For instance, a user can be an admin, company, employee, or customer. Each user can have any number of these roles. Right now ...
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Multiple subqueries performance issue

I have a query that collects customer data. I select a lot of correlated data from different tables. I want to have only ONE result row for each customer. The query looks like that: SELECT c.Id ...
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Aggregate query on indexed field slows down due to WHERE clause. Can I speed it up?

I have a MySQL InnoDB table with about 33 million rows. It has an indexed 'date' column. CREATE TABLE T ( `Id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `date` datetime DEFAULT NULL, `Version` ...
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Propper way to handle NULL (empty) values for User Definde Table Types passed as params to sproc

My stored procedures accepts table value parameters for querying data. Usually those are custom User Defined Table Types for where clause. Business logic of stored procedures push me to these @tables ...
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Optimizing PostGIS ST_Contains query

I've been getting some abysmal performance from this query and I've been trying to find methods for optimizing it. What might be done to it? I've thought of changing the SRID –– it's 4326 now –– and ...
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Use of empty tables in Join in SQL server

If I use empty tables in a join, then will it impact query performance. if it affects the performance, then how much. Also, will index creation make any impact? As I can see the execution plan, the ...
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An efficient way to do “reverse queries” in MongoDB for an expert system?

I am working on an "expert system" in which I would like to perform "reverse queries", that is I want to store queries and find queries that match a given object. For example, if I have an object ...
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Usage of temporary tables in my tempdb database on sql server 2005 [duplicate]

I am trying to resolve the disk space issue on one of my drives where tempdb residing occupies more than 100 GB: Stats shown below I read some similar post on the same and i found few queries using ...
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optimizing a select query of 1.5 million entry

I have the following query: SELECT s0_.id, s0_.lowresimageurl FROM app_instagram_shop_picture s0_ FORCE INDEX ( idx_deleted_shopId ) LEFT JOIN app_instagram_shop s1_ ON s0_.shop_id = s1_.id AND ( ...
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Slow Query Performance - Can't Debug

I have a MySQL query that I am trying to debug the performance issue but cannot. I know that the majority of the query is reading/processing rows (Sending Data state). However, in the explain output, ...
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Optimizing intersect query in MySQL

I'm facing a performances problem in our MariaDB server. We have a table linking users to pages, a user belongs to 1+ pages. I have a page that have users and I want to get the 10 best pages based ...
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Querying really slow Postgres

I have multiple tables on Postgres wit GIS and when I query SELECT * FROM rxmsg JOIN Vehicles ON rxmsg.vid=Vehicles.vid JOIN stops on ST_DWithin(rxmsg.point, stops.point,1000) JOIN drivers ON ...
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large SQL Performing quite slow (roughly 2 seconds for 290 rows) when having to deal with entries that can be NULL

SELECT version_stamp, pscdesc_id, psc, pscdesctext FROM pscdesc_history WHERE ( psc IN (SELECT psc FROM pso_history AS c ...
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Query Performance Regression Between Different Versions

I have two MySQL databases, A and B. They have identical hardware and schema. They have different data and database A has more data then B. Database A is also running version 5.1, while B is on 5.5. ...
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Performance decline function vs command window

I have a function that I first wrote as a serious of commands. In the SQL command window when executed, those steps take about 8 seconds to return the data set. When those same commands are turned ...
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Skewed Clustered Index

I have a SQL Server database that has a pretty important table (join wise) that contains just over 2.1 million rows. For the VARCHAR column that defines the clustered index, 17.5k rows contain unique ...
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SQL execution 2 seconds with LIMIT parameter, without only 0.2s why?

This is my query and I need to return only 12 rows, but it takes 2 seconds with parameter LIMIT 12 while it takes only <0.2 to process all ~600 results (without LIMIT 12 or with LIMIT 1200 for ...
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Table design for optimum performance

For example let's say I have to create a table called Employee with columns EmployeeID, Name, DOB, Address, DepartmentID[FK]. So I create the table as follows with a primary key and a nonclustered ...
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Table maintenance after dump/source

I just completed a major DB migration, all went well. I had a 450 GB DB on old underpowered windows hardware using MySQL 5.0 and I moved everything to much more powerful (512gb memory, server 2012) ...
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Performance tuning self-joining MySQL query

I asked a question recently on the correct way to update a table using multiple joins to itself in order to generate the desired values. Updating MySQL innodb table based on multiple joins After ...
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Billion records mysql performance with large result sets

I'm currently developing an application which will have several mysql tables where 3 of them have very large amounts of records. The thing is that my app will have to sync each account on a hourly ...
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Intermittent MySQL 5.17 issues - extremely slow queries

I am experiencing major issues with intermittent mySQL issues. To give some background the website runs optimally for the majority of the time, however 3-4 times a day queries that should take a split ...
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database design - upvotes for various types

In the early stages of an application I'm developing, I had two relatively simple tables - one for content and one for upvotes. The content table's schema is as roughly: data | text id | integer ...
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first query on my table takes apx: 0 sec but taking too much time on or after 3 to 4 query

I have the following table in mysql database: CREATE TABLE `chronologicallists` ( `sno` int(250) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `empSno` int(11) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Employee Serial Number', ...
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Oracle 11 express vs Oracle 11 enterprise performance

We have a very long select query which is executed via our java application through hibernate. This takes 2 seconds to execute on our local Oracle 11 express db server and takes around 22 seconds on ...
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SQLServer dependency graph and performance

I have a large stored procedure running on SQLServer2008 to produce a report on the previous day's data. It rehashes data from 12 tables, including a lot of ORDER by date and CASTS. Among others, it ...
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Identical Servers but different query execution plans [duplicate]

We have two server with identical hardware configuration and SQL server configuration. The only difference in the server's being: Server SQL1 - 256 GB RAM Server SQL2 - 128 GB RAM The same database ...
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How to handle too many instances of multiple tables?

If there is a table accessed by multiple DB threads ( for example 100) at a time then how many instances of that table will be opened? If I run show open tables and see that in_use column value of a ...
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MySql: Slow join and group by on indexed columns

The following query takes 15-20s to run SELECT "Trade_US"."ID" AS "Trade_US.ID", "Server_US"."Name" AS "Server_US.Name", "Trade_US"."TradeTypeID" AS "Trade_US.TradeTypeID", "Users"."ID" AS ...
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How does indexes work on an Access query

I'm working on an Access 97 Db and I'm trying to speed up some low performance issues, as of right now I'm wondering how indexes works in Access. Using this table with 300k rows i get awful results ...
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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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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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My Query is waiting on “db file sequential read” for 5 minutes and getting timeout after that in Oracle

I have a very simple query when I run it individually from the SQL developer in my oracle database it is running perfectly, but when it is part of application flow then it is failing with timeout and ...
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mysql update a table from another table - performance

I have two mysql tables, table_A = 2500000+ (rows) table_B = 6000000+ (rows) I need to update rows in table_A from data in table_B (using a multithreaded application) What is the fastest way ...
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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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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 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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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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EXPLAIN (with subqueries) is giving results I don't understand

I have a query that relies on a subquery, and that subquery relies on another subquery. When I run an EXPLAIN on the full query, in does a full table scan of the table in the primary select. However, ...
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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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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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Tuning Mysql and Monitoring

I would like to know if anybody can point me towards a tool/way for MySQL database tuning ... Actualy the tunning of my.cnf is like below My database is in MyISAM | Mysql 5.1.73 key_buffer = 500M ...
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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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Documents with many potentially overlapping geolocations (maybe MongoDB)

Let's say I have a large list of coordinates coupled with the type of building is at this location (e.g., restaurant, doctor's office). In this scenario, there would potentially be many different ...
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Index Tuning Question

I have the following query: SELECT T1.ITEMID, T1.ITEMTYPE, T1.PURCHMODEL, T1.HEIGHT, T1.WIDTH, T1.SALESMODEL, T1.COSTGROUPID, T1.REQGROUPID, T1.EPCMANAGER, ...