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I had a MySQL database(innodb). It is 8 gigabytes and has more than a million rows. Which is the most suitable database for it?

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  • How much are you willing to pay for database server licensing? – Akina Sep 11 at 13:10
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    "A million rows" is actually quite small. Any modern relational database can handle that. I would always choose Postgres over MySQL however. – a_horse_with_no_name Sep 11 at 13:10
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    Not trying to be rude, 8GB is nothing for a database. Any DBMS will be able to manage this. – Yannick Liekens Sep 11 at 13:10
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    You have 6 GB for the database, or do you have 6GB on the machine. That memory gets used by the operating system as well as any other applications that are running. But 6GB should still be fine. I would guess that your queries and indexes need tuning. – Jonathan Fite Sep 11 at 13:15
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    @SakithKarunasena RAM is also quite sufficient (infact, more than enough). Most likely, your issue of slowness is due to unindexed tables. Figure out the queries which are slow, and then work on them one by one defining proper indexes – Madhur Bhaiya Sep 11 at 13:16

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