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Re: speeding up COUNT and DISTINCT queries

From: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "Max Baker" <max(at)warped(dot)org>,"PostgreSQL Performance Mailing List" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: speeding up COUNT and DISTINCT queries
Date: 2003-03-13 02:20:04
Message-ID: 099c01c2e907$0ede0770$6500a8c0@fhp.internal (view raw or flat)
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Try setting up a trigger to maintain a separate table containing only the
distinct values...

Chris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Max Baker" <max(at)warped(dot)org>
To: "PostgreSQL Performance Mailing List" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:38 AM
Subject: [PERFORM] speeding up COUNT and DISTINCT queries


> I'm looking for a general method to
> speed up DISTINCT and COUNT queries.
>
>
> mydatabase=> EXPLAIN ANALYZE  select distinct(mac) from node;
> NOTICE:  QUERY PLAN:
>
> Unique  (cost=110425.67..110514.57 rows=3556 width=6) (actual
> time=45289.78..45598.62 rows=25334 loops=1)
>   ->  Sort  (cost=110425.67..110425.67 rows=35561 width=6) (actual
>   time=45289.77..45411.53 rows=34597 loops=1)
>           ->  Seq Scan on node  (cost=0.00..107737.61 rows=35561
>           width=6) (actual time=6.73..44383.57 rows=34597 loops=1)
>
>           Total runtime: 45673.19 msec
>                          ouch.
>
> I run VACCUUM ANALYZE once a day.
>
> Thanks,
> max
>
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