Questions tagged [database-recommendation]

Determining what database product best fits the requirements and limitations in a specific situation. This is advice that generally requires much more insight into requirements than can easily be gleaned on a Q&A forum such as StackExchange.

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Best database to store and retrieve Word and Excel documents

My current project is to create a barcode system (for lack of a better word) that is linked to a database (was not given more information or directions). My task is to have a barcode scanner ...
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What kind of database should I use?

I'm designing a new system and I'm wondering what kind of DB should I use for my needs. I have a tree structure of nodes, where each node has historic values. For each historic value it should hold 2 ...
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Confused about what to use to create the data

I want to create a database for myself. The data has complex grouping. I don't know which system to use to create my database. The data is in groups and sub-group forms, it almost has 5-6 layers of ...
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How to implement search for world-wide Wikipedia/OSM places with alternative-names

I would like to implement a search-backend which returns a location-aware search results of all Wikipedia / OSM place names, while recognising place names in all languages. Thus, if you search for "...
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Database design for a car dealers website

I am creating a new website for all the car dealers in my region to show their cars on and i need your opinion on the database I have created because I have some doubts. For instance, is it best to ...
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How to set-up a distributed data storage system for The Real Junkfood Project

Context The Real Junkfood Project consists of a network of pay as you feel (PAYF) cafes. We need to log the data from each of ~100 cafes, generating perhaps 50 rows each par day. I estimate that this ...
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Managing and speeding up queries on PostgreSQL table with over 3 trillion rows

I have time series data which spans over 10 years and has over 3 trillion rows and 10 columns. At the moment I use a PCIe SSD with 128GB of RAM and I am finding that querying takes a significant ...
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What is a suitable,stable, high performing database for Large Financial Time Series Data? [closed]

I realise this question may have be answered in some form but I would like to gather the thoughts and opinions of actual users with experience in this field of Database design and development. I have ...
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DBA responsibilities: should they include suggesting a database engine for a new project? [closed]

I need your opinion on a subject. I have been working as DBA for a short time and I have been asked by the Project Manager which database engine I recommend for a new critical project. The options ...
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Easiest method to retrieve the content of BLOBs from a Sybase databse

I would like know the easiest way (no coding) to extract the content of the blobs of a database. For example, I have a table which contains a column whose format is BLOB. The result I would like to ...
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Computed Columns Or Views - Database Table Design

I want to store values in certain units along with their corresponding conversions. So for example, there would be following columns DateTime Millimetres Centimetres Metres For a ...
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best way to log large amounts of data [closed]

I'm building a new logging system for our company. I'm wondering about the best way to store about 50-100GB data each year. I'm looking at both MySQL and MongoDB. I'm considering MongoDB because it ...
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Optimal engine for small lookup tables in MySQL

I have following question: I am designing web application with several dozens of small lookup tables: These tables usualy contain three columns (ID, Name, Description) and a couple of rows (mostly ...
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Database table data with different set of values

I am trying to create a database table for my project but I stuck in this type of data. The purpose is the admin can add, modify or insert types of questions and choices example: Do you like ...
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DB Recommendation While Minimizing Size

I apologize if this question is too specific, if it is, please let me know! I have searched around both on here and the web on selecting the best project-specific engine to fit your needs, and have ...
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How often to backup database and what are the favoroble practices to do so [closed]

Curious to know on how often you guys back up SaaS? I have determine that i need backups to be done every hour for an application I have, based on how often data is updated an amount of users. I have ...
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secure way to connect with remote Mysql database

I created my application using MySQL and it relies completely on the database I have around 190 tables, and I'm afraid of security breaches and another problem is for remote access I have to add the ...
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Which major database platforms support TTL?

I need to store some data in a database that will be hosted on Amazon Web Services, and I have complete freedom over choosing which database platform to install, based on what I think will best suit ...
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Putting some calculations on a database entry from phpmyadmin

I am creating an online store website for sale/purchase. I have to put a specific percentage of an amount (User enters) in database. for example If user enters 100. I have to deduct 30% of it and I ...
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Structure database(s) dealing with different time points

I have few data sets that give a score for a specific account at a specific point in time. So, account A might have a different score each quarter going back 5 years so. There aren't a ton of data ...
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How to build a table for a private messaging system that supports replies?

I'm writing a private messaging web application in PHP, the application allows replies such that when you view a message, you also get to see to what was that a reply to, and to what was that a reply ...
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Difference beetween mysql 5.5 and 5.6

I have a big performance problem beetwen my local mysql instance and the server. I have this request : DELETE a FROM a LEFT OUTER JOIN ( SELECT MAX(id) as id, `v_id`, `v_statut`, `c_controle`, ...
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Need help on a database model design

I am creating a small booking application with Laravel. It lists some centers. Each center has its own unique rooms. Each room may be booked several times (with dates). From my application, I post the ...
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Drill Down Functionality for Data Entry in Database

I am building a database that houses financial statement data. Within the database and to maintain the relational model and data integrity the fields are standardized. However, I do not want to lose ...
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ElasticSearch: is this problem suitable for ElasticSearch DB? [closed]

I have some hardware instruments each one recording a signal and generating sequences of timestamp/value pairs. Timestamp is a basic UTC posix time and value is a double. I'd like to record such ...
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What is the ideal backend for global apps? [closed]

Should our tiny team use Parse or firebase or other backend solution for a global instagram-like app we are developing ? Speed of development is very key.
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Which databases can meet these replication requirements?

I am doing research on database architectures, and I am looking for which software can meet my requirements. To try to explain the requirements simply: You have a master database server. This may ...
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DBA Tasks ( SQL Server 2008 ) - Recommendation - Maintenance plan

I'm a JR DBA on a big company. I was hired 6 months ago, and I'm learning things really fast (I'm the only DBA here). The old DBA left servers and SQL Server instances for me, to take care of it. It'...
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Mirror / replicate only 1 table of a database

I need a good way to replicate a single table in SQL Server 2012 between different servers and different databases. I tried replica which works just fine, but there might be a much better / easier way ...
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Best database for a real time application [closed]

I am a student doing my Final Year Project where I need to build an android application for on the road navigation. The problem is the application has a feature that alerts the user of nearby incoming ...
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shrink after archiving, is this that bad too?

I have a database which grow to 20 GB, after archiving some data, the real size of tables is just 5GB. Backup script does save a copy of the backup to a different location. Moving 20GB or 5Gb does ...
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Data containing list of all the domain names. MongoDB or MySQL?

Data containing list of all the domain names (currently present in the Internet world), along with few attributes (5-6 or maybe 10, each attribute being a column) will be considered as Big Data? ...
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Which databases support encryption [closed]

I'm searching for a database that can run on Windows and can be accessed with C#. The Database also requires that the data can be encrypted (ideally without backdoors). Can MariaDB serve here?
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Database migration for Large Data Set from MySQL to NoSQL

I have an existing APP that has N types of products that is normalized with MySQL. Each types of products have over 500K skus, and one of them are in the in 2M currently. We are currently tracking on ...
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What is the best design for storing courses subscription data?

Building an app that will manage lessons, students, courses. Each lesson belongs to a certain course. A student can subscribe to a single lesson or to a whole course. So it seems straightforward that ...
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Database design for attendance feature

My app has a requirement wherin we need to capture attendance details of a class. A class typically has 50-60 students and there will be records with attendance/absense status of each student for a ...
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What's the best database if i want save data temporally? [closed]

I want to create a datalog system so I need to store some int data temporally. What would be the best database (Relational, NO-SQL or some specific) for that purpose? And what would be the best way to ...
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Platform to manage and analyze peer evaluations?

Our academic department (at a US university) collects mandatory paper-based peer evaluations at undergraduate level for a number of classes each semester. So in a typical class of 60 students, folks ...
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TPC-DS data generation

Is there a way to generate TPC-DS/TPC-H data using Normal Distribution, i.e., is there a way to specify the distribution type while generating TPC-DS/TPC-H? EDIT : I believe there is an option for ...
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Separate login for user / administrators using mongodb

I have 2 separate groups of users on my website. One is user and the other one is admin. Currently I put them in 2 different collections user and admin and login respectively. My questions is: ...
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What do I make of unlinked tables in the same database?

Just a basic question here but it's been bothering me for a while. Do all tables have to be related to another? I'm trying to design a database so far I have 15 tables, 13 of them have relationships ...
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How can I quantify the business value of normalization?

My company is developing an internal application with a SQL server database which was started earlier by another developer. Now I am Looking at the model,the developer has stopped at 1NF. I proposed ...
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Creating tables with inheritance

I'm fairly new to SQL. I just wanted to create a database from scratch to learn. So I have a table called Addresses and I want to create two tables dependent on it that are Country and State, Im not ...
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Can I copy a collection in mongoDB from one database to another by copying the db files directly?

I tried using cloneCollection http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/cloneCollection/ , but clonecollection takes a lot of time in case of big collection because it starts indexing the data. ...
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Database Design for Paper Submission System

I am learner of Database design, I want to design a database for a journal paper submission system in which one paper can be submitted by one or more author. I have initially two tables Author and ...
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Does InnoDB Log Files take RAM space or Disk Space

When I set InnoDB Log File size to 512M, does it take the space (512M * 2) from RAM or the SSD Disk space? When I explored, I can see that the log files are located inside /var/lib/mysql folder. So ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Firebase for a database?

I am currently developing a site to track credits gained from exams, and how these stack up against the user's goal credits. I am looking for a database system that will store all the possible exams ...
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Confused about Primary Keys, and Foreign Keys

Im brand new to database design and, I'm slightly confused about Primary Keys, and Foreign Keys and my database design. Context: I'm working on a database of museums and Categories will be one way ...
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Copy database from one mysql sever to another mysql server

Following are the details of the database and server: Server1: Host Name: abc Port Num: 01 database: test Server2: Host Name: xyz Port Num 02 database: spareparts userid: spts password: abcdefgh@123 ...
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Converting huge ASCII file to flat and convert

I am not a db administrator but I thought to ask this question here. I have several very large ASCII files (3-5GB each) that I need to extract the data and then sort it. The instructions say to "...

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