"Cristian Prieto" <cristian(at)clickdiario(dot)com> writes:
> mydb=# explain analyze select locid from geoip_block where
> '22.214.171.124'::inet between start_block and end_block;
> As you see it still using a sequential scan in the table and ignores the
> index, any other suggestion?
That two-column index is entirely useless for this query; in fact btree
indexes of any sort are pretty useless. You really need some sort of
multidimensional index type like rtree or gist. There was discussion
just a week or three ago of how to optimize searches for intervals
overlapping a specified point, which is identical to your problem.
Can't remember if the question was about timestamp intervals or plain
intervals, but try checking the list archives.
regards, tom lane
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