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From:Marc De Caluwé Date:April 18 1999 12:58pm
Subject:RE: Performance.
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Thanks, I agree I should have read the manual better. The new query gives me
the same results in about 16 minutes.

Though I still keep sitting here with two big questions:

1. In my eyes the two queries are quite similar. But the second one gives me
the results in 1/12th of the time! I would like to understand this. I tried
different things with EXPLAIN but I don't get an explanation for such
diffrent results. Can somenone explain how the optimizer exactly works?

2. I was looking for MySQL because I had some problems with the time Access
needed to join big tables. When I was looking at the performance sheets at
your site, MySQL seemed to be the solution. Although generally speaking I
really like MySQL, I'm just wondering if the perfomance on these big joins
is NOT on these sheets?

Anyone has an answer?


Just to recall your memory:
Two tables:
One is called LinkedInfo: 600.000 records, 8 columns with indexes on
Record_ID and Link_ID.
The other one JoinedLinkedInfo: about 2 million records, 6 columns with
indexes on Link_ID, Field_ID and ValueNum.

SELECT SUM(JoinedlinkedInfo.ValueNum) AS Amount, LinkedInfo.Record_ID FROM
(LinkedInfo LEFT JOIN JoinedLinkedInfo ON LinkedInfo.Link_ID =
JoinedLinkedInfo.Link_ID) WHERE (JoinedLinkedInfo.Field_ID=21) GROUP BY
Takes about 3 hours.

SELECT Sum(JoinedLinkedInfo.ValueNum) AS Amount, LinkedInfo.Record_ID FROM
JoinedLinkedInfo LEFT JOIN LinkedInfo USING (Link_ID) WHERE
JoinedLinkedInfo.Field_ID=21 GROUP BY LinkedInfo.Record_ID;
Takes 16 minutes.

In Access both queries take about 10 minutes (no difference between the
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Widenius [mailto:monty@stripped]
Sent: dinsdag 13 april 1999 22:34
To: Marc De Caluwé
Subject: RE: Performance.


Marc> When I try to execute this, I get the following error:

Marc> ERROR 1114: The table SQL33d2aa_0 is full.

Marc> Can anyone help?


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Performance.Marc De Caluwé9 Apr
Re: Performance.Fred Lindberg9 Apr
  • RE: Performance.Marc De Caluwé13 Apr
    • Re: Performance.Sasha Pachev13 Apr
RE: Performance.Marc De Caluwé18 Apr
  • RE: Performance.Michael Widenius19 Apr