Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien CEO of Hibernating Rhinos LTD, which develops RavenDB, a NoSQL Open Source Document Database.

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After posting my solution to the problem I got some feedback about the possible performance of the query.
I just run the query over a table with 120,000~ rows, and it completed in less than second and change.
After playing with it a bit, I decided to skip the function and put the results in a table and map that, it is easier to handle it that way with NHibernate, and I can put an index on it that would save a table scan on the months result.
The major cost is a clustered index scan (95%) and nested loops join (5%). Fun stuff :-)

I am getting deep into NHibernate's queries recently, extremely powerful, especially if you combine it with your own customer dialect.
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As it turned out, this isn't that hard, all I needed to do was remember my trusty DateRange function, modify it to on months instead of days, and it was off to the races. This type of code does make my head hurt a tiny bit, it packs a lot into it.

           @end DATETIME
SET @start = '2007-04-01'
set @end = '2007-10-01'

  SELECT YEAR(Currentdate) Year,
         MONTH(Currentdate) Month,
         COUNT(Bug.Id) OpenedBugCount
    FROM Dbo.MonthRange(@start,@end )
         JOIN Bugs Bug
           ON YEAR(Currentdate) >= YEAR(Bug.Openedat)
              AND MONTH(Currentdate) >= MONTH(Bug.Openedat)
              AND YEAR(Currentdate) <= YEAR(ISNULL(Bug.Closedat,Currentdate))
              AND MONTH(Currentdate) < MONTH(ISNULL(Bug.Closedat,DateAdd(MONTH,1,Currentdate)))
GROUP BY YEAR(Currentdate),MONTH(Currentdate)

I would get it into NHibernate on Sunday, should be fun, it is about the ninth select is the super report... :-)


  1. An optimization story:–27% runtime costs for 8 lines of code - 9 hours from now
  2. Cumulative computation with RavenDB queries - about one day from now
  3. Feature Design: ETL for Queues in RavenDB - 2 days from now
  4. re: Why IndexedDB is slow and what to use instead - 3 days from now
  5. Implementing a file pager in Zig: What do we need? - 4 days from now

And 8 more posts are pending...

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    23 Apr 2020 - Advanced indexing with RavenDB
  3. Production postmortem (32):
    17 Sep 2021 - The Guinness record for page faults & high CPU
  4. re (29):
    23 Jun 2021 - The performance regression odyssey
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