For instance, in a database of people, you could use social security numbers (SSNs) as the primary key each person-row.Then to find a person by SSN, you can then do O(lg(n)) lookups and find that row (assuming the SQL database of your choice implicitly creates an index on the primary key - otherwise, this is also a full table scan since SQL-esque database usually don’t store data in sorted order, though indexes are stored in B-Trees).Secondary indexes are data structures that improve the speed of many read queries at the slight cost of increased storage space and decreased write performance.
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The keys in a multi index can be single values, compound values or even arbitrary expressions.
(See the section below for more detail on indexes using functions.) Suppose each post has a field If your program frequently executes a get_all followed by a contains, that operation can be made more efficient by creating a compound multi index using a mapping function on the field that contains the list.
In databases, data is organized into tables, sorted by the ‘primary key’ of each data row.
The primary key is generally either a globally unique id (GUID) or so other uniquely identifying information for that row.
I have read that one of the tradeoffs for adding table indexes in SQL Server is the increased cost of insert/update/delete queries to benefit the performance of select queries.
I can conceptually understand what happens in the case of an insert because SQL Server has to write entries into each index matching the new rows, but update and delete are a little more murky to me because I can't quite wrap my head around what the database engine has to do.However, suppose you wanted to lookup the person by their address - maybe you want to find all the people living at ‘123 Jump Street’.With the current table setup, you would have to scan the , looking at each record to see if that person lives at ‘123 Jump Street’ - potentially huge, time consuming query.However, at this point it also needs to update IX_1 and the query that I gave it gives no obvious efficient way for the database engine to find the rows to update.Is it forced to do a full index scan at this point?Duy Hai Doan is an Apache Cassandra Evangelist at Data Stax.