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Query that only uses index takes long time to execute [closed]

I have a table with ~69,000 rows. I have this very simple query: -- SET STATISTICS TIME ON SELECT ID, FirstName, LastName FROM Customers -- SQL Server Execution Times: CPU time = 31 ms, elapsed time ...
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How to optimize indexes on MySQL query with various sorts

I have an INNODB table levels: +--------------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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Simple PostgreSQL lookup table is inexplicably slow

I'm trying PostgreSQL 8.4.14 for storing triples, pieces of data of the form (String, String, String). For speed, I'm not repeatedly storing strings but rather using two tables: main table triples ...
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PostgreSQL 9.2 (PostGIS) performance problem

A month ago i got acquainted with PostgreSQL and only now i've noticed that some of my queries are pretty slow. Well, for example, i have table: CREATE TABLE sometable ( gid serial NOT NULL, geom ...
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Query gets slow when bind peeking is turned on

There is an old database that was upgraded from Oracle 10 to 11G R1. In Oracle 10 we had disabled bind peeking. Since Oracle 11 has adaptive cursor sharing, we want to turn bind peeking back on. When ...
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Slow query with ORDER BY with index created (more than 4mins on 0.6million records

I ran into a very weird query performance situation. If I run this query without order by, it finish in millsecs, with order by, it ends up with more than 4mins. EXPLAIN SELECT `book_book`.`id`, ...
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MySQL Query Optimization - Indexes & Joins 12 million+ records

I'm running the following query: SELECT `track_title`.`title`, `track`.`id`, `artist`.`name` artist, `album`.`title` album, `st_tag`.`tag`, `track`.`year` FROM `track` ...
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Optimizing a query using derived tables [duplicate]

As part of a daily cron job, I need to run a query that processes a whole lot of data. This data is related to the visitors coming to a website, and updating the data with what we have captured ...
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Sql Execution Plan - Hash Match

I'm currently working on a Sql Query that's having performance issues. I ran the execution plan and saw the Hash Match has 50% cost and also, doing a index scan. I'm starting to learning about the ...
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Optimize IN clause in where query with order by - MySQL

I am trying to optimize a query that using IN clause in WHERE to avoid file sorting. To make it easy , I created the following sample which shows the problem. Here is my query: SELECT * FROM `test` ...
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MySQL query optimization with aggregate ORDER BY

I have an analytics table that stores metrics aggregated the day level. I need to ask questions such as "For a given date range and client, what are the most popular items." The schema is as follows: ...
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Can I speed up this slow query which should be limited by MIN/MAX values?

The intention here is to look at the user retention over a period of time. My current solution employs a temporary table, since I do this over several ranges. CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE ...
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Oracle query is slower the second time

I have a general question about something I'm seeing in performance tuning in Oracle. I have a query that I'm testing. It's too big and complex for me to provide a simple example, sorry! (I tried ...
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Using an enum index to limit records

A common issue, just not sure on the keywords. I have a table of assessments (14k+ records). Each assessment can be in many different states ('draft', 'proofing', 'amends', etc... and 'done'). Most ...
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Efficient way to write query for multiple table which depends on column value of a table in mysql?

In the given schema, there is a table A having column A1,A2,A3,A4 There are three more tables i.e. B,C,D If the value in A4 is b, i have to lookup table B. If the value in A4 is c, i have to lookup ...
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How to speed up query on table with millions of rows

The Issue: I'm working on a big table that consists about 37mln rows. Data include measurements of many devices made in certain time e.g. '2013-09-24 10:45:50'. Each day all of those devices are ...
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SQL Server WHERE clause on CLR method (spatial) peformance

I have a query that joins to a table containing 2 million rows and need to filter on its geometry column by its geometry type (using geom.STGeometryType()). The query takes less than a second to run ...
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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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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] ...