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

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Is it better to separate a big query into multiple smaller queries?

There are situations which require having really big query joining several tables together with sub select statements in them to produce the desired results. My question is, should we consider ...
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Optimise query: find items that are geographically touching, but without association

I have a very specific problem, I am not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this question. From our client we get data submitted to us, and to verify the quality of that data, we run a ...
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Performance issue when we directly insert into #temp table

It might be silly one but I am new to query optimization so I want to know the which query has the better performance select * into #temp from MYTable or Create table #temp ( \\same ...
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Best Indexing Strategy for Query with Equality[A], Range[B], Group By[C], AND Order By[count(P)]

I have a poorly performing query: SELECT user_id, count(item_id) as count FROM table items WHERE category = 'magazine' AND created_at > 1384754400 GROUP BY user_id ORDER BY count(item_id) desc ...
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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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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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MySQL select with between optimization

I got issues with some geo IP query. So basically here is create code of table: CREATE TABLE `geo_ip_city` ( `id` INT(5) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `begin` BIGINT(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT ...
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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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How can I optimize this query and support multiple SKUs?

My current query only can select one SKU at a time. I can leave salesite_id constant. If there is a way to also have varying salesite_ids that would be good too, but not necessary. Also any ...
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Database is slow once in a while

I am executing a web service for 100 times. The average response time of this service is 1.5 seconds. But when I look at the response time of each execution individually, there are a few executions ...
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Similar hardware, Same DBconfiguration and Database but different status variables result between Windows and Linux server

I have two database servers - one is Windows - 2008 and another is RHEL5 with similar hardware configuration. Both OS are 64 bit. MySQL 5.1.58 community edition is installed on Windows servers while ...
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Joining two Mysql VIEWs takes a very long time

I have a textbox (for which I used jQuery auto-completion) in my PHP form where user can insert an actor/actress name and then by clicking "Search" button, a new window is opened showing list of ...
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Taking the difference in timestamps between successive entries

This is my first foray into DBA.stackexchange, so I'll say up front: this is a query optimization question. If this is not an appropriate question for DBA, let me know and I'll skulk away quietly... ...
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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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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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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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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 server query is slow *without* including execution plan

I have just set up fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a new server and I'm experiencing very strange performance problems. Long story short, for some reason not including execution plan makes my ...
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stored procedures location influence their performance?

I have a procedure SP_MYPRO that updates data in MYDB1. 1) the performance of SP_MYPRO would be different if I place it in MYDB2 instead of MYDB1? 2) what if the procedure SP_MYPRO only read data, ...
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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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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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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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MySQL: Why queries with subqueries are much faster than single query?

I made few queries on my db lately First query: SELECT `table`.* FROM (`table`) WHERE table.id in(27172172,[...bunch of ids...],27171770) ORDER BY field (`table`.`id`, ...
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Simple query is slow on 4M-rows table

I have in production a MySQL table pageviews with 4M rows that records page views of users on posts. I need to know which posts a specific user have read, but this request takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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PLSQL using cursors or functions to query repeated data

Is it better to declare a commonly used lookup query as a package function or as a function (either returning rows or values or returning a sysref cursor)? Whats the difference? What are the best ...
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How to fix slow LIMIT queries with big offsets without heavily rewriting them?

Imagine a very basic example of your average discussion board. For example: CREATE TABLE threads ( id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, title VARCHAR(100), PRIMARY KEY (id) ) CREATE ...
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Dramatic decrease in SQL Azure performance after scaling to new edition

Yesterday, we scaled one of our databases in Azure from the old Business edition to the new Standard one (S2). Since then, it has been behaving rather erratically. We have a relatively simple table ...
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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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optimizing query for slow queries

I have this query in my slowqueries table which essentially is taking about 5-8 seconds to complete the query time: SELECT s0_.id AS id0, s0_.updated AS updated1, s0_.created AS created2, ...
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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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Can a single PostgreSQL query use multiple cores?

In recent versions of PostgreSQL, can we share a query between two or more cores to get a performance boost? Or should we get faster cores?
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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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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 can I use mongoDB efficiently in this scenario?

I'm trying to build a system of documents that have hundreds of tags assigned to them, but each document-tag association has a certain condition it has to also meet so the document would be returned: ...
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Query planner thinks doing a sequential scan on a very large table is faster than using an index?

I've got a query that selects the most favorited photo for each of the last 12 editions for a particular domain (this is just a segment of a larger query, but the problem seems to stem from here): ...
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Filter table before join

I have a stored procedure that populates the temp table #employee_benefits with a list of Ids. This table ends up being roughly 10,000 rows long. The query below then selects from a table called ...
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Mysql query performance

We have a database table and we found a weird query from old code. We can't really explain it, so we decided to analyze why it could have been done that way. The weird thing is that the results are ...
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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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View with left joins are very slow

I have a view based on join of 3 tables and and query on view is taking 10 mins to fetch the results. Can anybody help me in reducing the time taken to fetch results? VIEW CREATE view ...
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Mathematical or Computing Alternatives for MySQL Combination Queries operating toward their Performance Limit

We regularly run a contest that is becoming quite popular. In the contest, we need to select the combinations of contestants from 8 groups whose cost is under a threshold, and who combined have the ...
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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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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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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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How to speed up queries on a large 220 million rows table (9 gig data)?

The issue: We have a social site where members can rate each other for compatibility or matching. This user_match_ratings table contains over 220 million rows (9 gig data or almost 20 gig in ...
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Speed of MySQL query for the most recent 800 entries in chronological order

I have a MySQL database running on an Ubuntu box that pings 250 clients once a minute (24x7). My column names are: ip_address varchar(16), status varchar(7), timestamp datetime Been running it for ...
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Rerunning query in the same connection takes significantly longer

I am having a weird issue when a running a query that joins some semi-large tables (one table is about 2 million rows and the other about 21 million) together. What happens is the query does not run ...
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Mysql join table order by index

First Master Table CREATE TABLE `edipostingmaster` ( `ID` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `applied` int(11) DEFAULT '0', `fileName` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL, `checkNo` varchar(100) ...
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Are these two queries logically equivalent?

Are these two queries logically equivalent? DECLARE @DateTime DATETIME = GETDATE() Query 1 SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE Datediff(DAY, LogInsertTime, @DateTime) > 7 Query 2 SELECT * FROM ...
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statistics State in MySQL Processlist

I have a busy MySQL Server having query SELECT sys_sess_state, index_state, timeout_lvl, last_queued_dt, last_polled_wait_dt, create_id, create_dt, modify_id, modify_dt FROM PQR_AM_SYSTEM_SESSION ...
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Query optimizer recommends adding index instead of using existing index

I am trying to determine why the query optimizer in SQL Server is recommending creating a new index instead of using an existing index that appears to be sufficient for the query. First the table. ...