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Why did it take me a decade to discover BRIN indexes in PostgreSQL? Holy cow, this suddenly solved some big problems we had with huge time-series tables.

BRIN (Block Range Indexes) are ideal for big tables with timestamps when you need to fetch/count a range of columns. They are super small, fast to create and speed up query execution (in our case) by factor 3 compared to a traditional BTREE index.

CREATE INDEX idxtsbrin ON mybigtable

There is no equivalent in MySQL/MariaDB. BRIN indexes were developed for and partially funded by the European Union.



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