I learned a little about pg_trgm here:
But this seems like it's for finding similarities, not substrings. How can
I use it to speed up t1.col like '%t2.col%'?
[mailto:pgsql-performance-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Oleg Bartunov
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:47 PM
To: Dan Kaplan
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] t1.col like '%t2.col%'
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Dan Kaplan wrote:
> I've got a lot of rows in one table and a lot of rows in another table. I
> want to do a bunch of queries on their join column. One of these is like
> this: t1.col like '%t2.col%'
We have an idea how to speedup wildcard search at the expense of the size -
we have to index all permutation of the original word. Then we could
use GIN for quieries like a*b.
> I know that always sucks. I'm wondering how I can make it better. First,
> should let you know that I can likely hold both of these tables entirely
> ram. Since that's the case, would it be better to accomplish this with my
> programming language? Also you should know that in most cases, t1.col and
> t2.col is 2 words or less. I'm not sure if that matters, I mention it
> because it may make tsearch2 perform badly.
contrib/pg_trgm should help you.
Oleg Bartunov, Research Scientist, Head of AstroNet (www.astronet.ru),
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University, Russia
Internet: oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su, http://www.sai.msu.su/~megera/
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