From: "Bergquist, Brett" <BBergquist@canoga.com>
To: Derby Discussion <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_INPLACE_COMPRESS_TABLE question
Just a heads up, I have recently went through this exercise of having a table that is always being inserted at one end and deleted at the other. Network test results were being inserted at a rate of about 4 million per day and the same amount from earlier days needed to be purged out. I had major performance issues in trying to delete rows while inserting rows. Turns out I could insert faster than delete. And on top of that, the space was not being reused efficiently enough and I had no down time to run the compress procedures.
What I ended up doing was to do data partitioning. I ended up creating a table for each week of the year and used the Restrict VTI functions to build a "view" combining all of the tables using UNION back into one virtual table, and then using "truncate table" to purge a whole week of data in a few seconds.
The Restricted VTI was used because of the ability to optimize the returned rows
based on the incoming query constraints. Not perfect as it is a poor man's partitioning but it does work.
You might consider this route if you have no downtime to delete and compress.
Just some thoughts
From: Sundar Narayanaswamy [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_INPLACE_COMPRESS_TABLE question
I have posted the issue to DERBY-5487. I have also attached the Java test
The test rows do insert at one end of the primary key and delete the other
end.. Interestingly, I noticed that primary key space is reclaimed if I
reuse the primary keys across the insert-delete loops. But, my
requires me to use continuously increasing primary keys (not reuse them).
Mike Matrigali wrote:
> Posting your test to a JIRA issue would be best. It would be
> interesting to post the space table results after each
> insert/delete/compress iteration (or every 10, ...).
> When do you commit (every row or every 10000)? Is it multi-threaded?
> Does your
> test always insert rows at one end of the index and delete them
> from the other end. If so it may be DERBY-5473 (a runtime issue,
> not a compress table issue).
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