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Which database could handle storage of billions/trillions of records in sql? [duplicate]

We are looking at developing a tool to capture and analyze netflow data, of which we gather tremendous amounts of. Each day we capture about ~1.4 billion flow records which would look like this in ...
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Are individual queries faster than joins?

Conceptual question: Are individual queries faster than joins, or: Should I try to squeeze every info I want on the client side into one SELECT statement or just use as many as seems convenient? ...
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Join on different types

In a database I have two tables: The first has a field named taxonomy_id that is an integer The latter has a field named ID that is a character varying The two tables are related: if it exists a ...
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Query to find Maximum friends not giving correct resuts [closed]

Table Schema for the Likes table: id id1 1 2 1 3 2 1 I count the total number of Likes for each student with this: select id,count(*) from friends group by id I have to find the students with ...
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Postgres 9.2 select multiple specific rows in one query

I have a table with three columns, Id Serial. Value real. timein Timestamp. I want to select the values based on a range of days ie. from two days ago until now. The table may contain one or two ...
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Remove specific duplicates (all but latest)

When removing duplicate rows, using the below query from this tutorial, how would I go about forcing which of the found duplicates to remove? DELETE FROM dbo.ATTENDANCE WHERE AUTOID NOT IN ...
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MySQL stored routine performance while using PREPARE

Instead of maintaining stored routines for each database in my current environment I have decided to create separate database just for stored routines storage. Mainly I am using them for reporting. ...
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Updating a table with millions of records, its been 4 days

I am currently updating a table with millions of records, its been 4 days and query is still executing. I checked the activity monitor its shows that query is running. In event log there is no ...
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Remove scientific notation from an XML column

I have a XML column as shown below: <Root> <Row> <Rowid>1</Rowid> <date>2013-05-06</date> <Balance>1.0002E7</Balance> </Row> ...
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When should I use the shrink option

I have seen a lot of blogs stating that shrinking is not a good habit as it will reduce the performance of the system. I agree with all those things it will lead to side effects like fragmentation, ...
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Search for multiple keywords related to separate columns on a single table

Imagine I have a table with the schema shown. Each of the columns represent a searchable collection that I would like to be picked up in the search. I am looking for a method that would derive the ...
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How to forcibly flush the undo log/tablespace of UNDOTBS1

I'm looking for a way to flush the undo logs so that the UNDOTBS1 doesn't give me an error saying that my tablespace isn't large enough. I tried using a commit, but without success, it still gives me ...
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Where condition execution sequence in MySQL [duplicate]

I am using MySQL 5.0.88. I have a query like select DISTINCT party.­id FROM party­ LEFT join party_­identifier AS pi ON pi.­party_­id = party.­id­ WHERE ­(pi.­source_­note=? AND first_­name LIKE ? OR ...
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How to get a row_number to have the behavior of dense_rank

I have a stored procedure will be used to page through data. One of the requirements of the procedure is to have a parameter that will be used to sort two columns of data, the sorting should be used ...
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Over use of Oracle With Clause?

I'm writing many reporting queries for my current employer utilizing Oracle's With clause to allow myself to create simple steps, each of which is a data oriented transformation, that build upon each ...
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Separate table by often changed / not often changed data?

I have a application which querys different gameservers, and stores for example if the server is online, and how many players are connected. But of course there is also data which is changed rarely. ...
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How can I include more query in one query?

These are my tables: tbl_answers => aid qid answer uid dateposted emailnotify namedisplay status isbestanswer tbl_questions => qid question ...
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Replicating Results of Queries on Oracle

I wan to setup a database such that its data come from queries run on a remote database. Basically the source database is very slow and we have no control over it. So, I want to create a second ...
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Backup very large table

I have to update certain values of a large table (for the sake of a presumed example, it is called 'Resource' and it is over 5M rows) and thus I have to make a backup before performing the changes. We ...
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MySQL many to many relation

Sorry is this seems a stupid question, but I have a table of server addresses and a second table with a list of hardware devices which use the addresses, it is possible for multiple devices to use the ...
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Oracle Linked Server query error

We have a problem with a query from a SQL Server 2008R2 - 64bit to an Oracle Linked Server. We use the Oracle 64-bit driver for Windows. When we query a certain table we get the following error: ...
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Looking for performance improvements for this query

This query is taking a long time to execute. We are expecting results in 0 sec, if possible. Please help me to do any other following: Rewrite the query Suggest any indexes Any other optimization ...
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Convert SQL Server 2012 SSIS package to 2008

I've created a few SSIS packages in SQL Server 2012 that I need to run on SQL Server 2008. I've been told that it is impossible in their current state. Is there a way to convert the 2012 packages to ...
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Worse performance on a new server

We've been on a dedicated server (single quad-core, 6 GB RAM) and are moving to a new dedicated server (2x hex-core, 32 GB RAM). Both are Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008. The performance on the ...
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String replace using concatenated strings from various columns

I'd like to remove a substring in a column via update statement. The substring to replace consists of multiple strings from other different columns but in strict order. The specification says: ...
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Use an Alias in Where Clause Subquery

I need to show some fields from another table in Oracle. Here is my query: SELECT ANGGARAN.SIMPEG_PEGAWAI.ID_PEGAWAI AS KODE, ANGGARAN.SIMPEG_PEGAWAI.NAMA, ANGGARAN.SIMPEG_PEGAWAI.NIP, ...
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Query WHERE clause and JOIN

I'm having an issue using a WHERE clause and JOIN. SELECT * FROM `CallDetailRecord` WHERE `StartTime` >=1357102799000 AND `StartTime` <=1357880399000 JOIN `CallEvent` ON `EventID` = ...
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Insert Row With Foreign Key Equal to ID - Circular Reference

In MySQL database I have an events table which has a circular reference to itself with the following columns. id (PK) | user_id (FK) | event_id (FK) | title Each new row inserted has a circular ...
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Using T-SQL to dynamically create Extended Properties

I would like to add Description and Status in the Extended Properties of a large database to all my tables and columns so that someone can fill in the values. It would be very laborious to add these ...
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How can we get table name from inside trigger?

I need to pass the table name from trigger to procedure. ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[Trg_ProjectCreation] ON [dbo].[Projects] AFTER INSERT AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON; -- procedure call ...
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Best practices with large amount of data

I'm building a solution and I have a question. All my data is currently stored in a unique table. Each row of data is associated with a type. My question is, what's the best practice for defining a ...
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Should I use a composite or single-column index?

I have the following columns in my database table (Medicines). ID bigint, MedicineName nvarchar(50), BrandName nvarchar(50), MedicineCode nvarchar(20), and price,quantity. I am making a stored ...
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Is there any way to trace optimizer's work in MySQL?

Just like the MEMO structure in SQL Server which is kind of a "paper trail" of steps the optimizer takes in optimizing the query. Is there anything in MySQL through which I can get the information ...
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Running a Job from a Stored Procedure in another server?

How can I run a job from another server using a stored procedure? Let's say server 1 : db1 server 2 : db2 username : testssis password : testssispass sqljob found in db2: job1 Here is the part ...
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Adding a column at a specific position using DBMS_REDEFINITION

Can anybody tell me how I can add a column to table at a specific position using the DBMS_REDEFINITION package from Oracle?
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Error while taking backup using SSMS

I am using SSMS. I have about 5 logins. For a particular login I have all server roles other than sysadmin. It is a sql login (not windows authentication). In user roles it has all permission for ...
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How to do division from select statements in sql server?

I am trying to create a select statement that can return a table of 1 column. Basically, I am looping through all the records of NewHire, and then using its id, to select stuff from another table. I ...
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Directory lookup failed during log shipping

I have configured log shipping for all our SharePoint 2010 databases. All worked well since Friday and today Monday I ran this query: SELECT * FROM [msdb].[dbo].[sysjobhistory] WHERE [message] like ...
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Running a query within a scheduled job

I am looking at running the following query within a scheduled job weekly: Select TOP 10 s.database_name, m.physical_device_name, CAST(DATEDIFF(second, ...
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oracle database query [closed]

I have a problem in writing a Database Query Problem: I have the below fields in my table Fields: Primary_ID(PK) ,E_ID, Bank, REQUEST_STATUS, START_DATE, STATUS Data: REQUEST_STATUS may contains ...
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Moving postgresql data directory

I moved postgresql's data directory by following the following steps: Stop postgres cp -a source_data_directory destination_data_directory export PGDATA=destination_data_directory Changing data ...
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How to Change location of postgres cluster and database within the same machine? [duplicate]

I have my present database cluster of postgres at /mnt/my_hard_drive which I want to change to /home/myfolder. I also want to move all my databases present in the present cluster to /home/myfolder. Is ...
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optimize big sql query

My query has to return a statistics for example for march containing productname and price and its sidedishes (1:n relation) with the right price of each sidedish and the right tax for each sidedish ...
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“relation does not exist” trying to import mysql dump into postgres

environment: ubuntu 10.04 mysql server 5.1.69 postgres 9.2 Here's the sequence of steps: created a new postgres database, myDatabase executed this command: mysqldump -u root -p ...
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checking a folder whether required file is present at a regular interval [closed]

i have 4 folder hierarchy in a following format : Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly. In every folder i have files which is coming in a frequency based on their folder's name. Now , i have ...
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CTE memory space [closed]

How do CTE memory space work? When you have complex SQL statements executing with the CTE and you get unusually large result set, can it increase the logical reads of the query? I have a CTE that is ...
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Single quote issue

I have to update a column where I am giving query which is Update Table Set col = '[189] IS NOT NULL and [189] <> ''' Where colid= 198 But it's giving output:- [189] IS NOT NULL and ...
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Identical Postgres index scan taking 5x longer on server

I have an intermediate table for managing a many-to-many relation between tables called Expert and Subject: Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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Find all the SP's where a particular column is not updated

I want to find stored procedures where a particular column is not updated. As an example SP1: BEGIN UPDATE YourTable SET Foo = @Foo, Bar = @Bar WHERE Id = @Id ...
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Fixed length text file insert into SQL table

I am not a DBA on this one and I will not have access to BCP or anything like that. So I'm wondering if there is still a way to do it in SQL keeping it very basic. I have 100's of text files that ...