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Re: RAID arrays and performance

From: Mark Mielke <mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc>
Cc: Matthew Wakeling <matthew(at)flymine(dot)org>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: RAID arrays and performance
Date: 2008-09-19 16:22:51
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Matthew Wakeling <matthew(at)flymine(dot)org> writes:
>> In order to improve the performance, I made the system look ahead in the 
>> source, in groups of a thousand entries, so instead of running:
>> SELECT * FROM table WHERE field = 'something';
>> a thousand times, we now run:
>> SELECT * FROM table WHERE field IN ('something', 'something else'...);
>> with a thousand things in the IN. Very simple query. It does run faster 
>> than the individual queries, but it still takes quite a while. Here is an 
>> example query:

Have you considered temporary tables? Use COPY to put everything you 
want to query into a temporary table, then SELECT to join the results, 
and pull all of the results, doing additional processing (UPDATE) as you 


Mark Mielke <mark(at)mielke(dot)cc>

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