> Here's the output of explain analyze.  The query typically takes 0-4 seconds
> depending on the time frame.  It's run very frequently especially to process
> the nightly reports.

The plan picked seems reasonable (estimated costs / tuples is close to

I think the biggest hit is this index scan.  Thats a substantial cost to
pull out less than a thousand lines:

                           ->  Index Scan using monitorstatusxmonitori
monitorstatusx ms  (cost=0.00..4695.65 rows=880 width=83) (actual
time=40.17..1868.12 rows=625 loops=1)
                                 Index Cond: ("outer".jdoidx =
                                 Filter: ((datex >= '2003-06-20
08:57:21.36'::timestamp without time zone) AND (datex <= '2003-06-29
08:57:21.36'::timestamp without time zone))

Are jdoidx and monitorx integers?

You might try a multi-column index on (ms.monitorx, ms.datex).

Are monitorx assigned roughly ordered by date?  It must be, otherwise
the sort step would not be so cheap (hardly any impact on the query --
see actual cost number).  The multi-column index above should give you a
bit of a boost.

Depending on the data in the table, the index (ms.datex, monitorx) may
give better results along with a single index on (ms.monitorx) as you
currently have.  It's not very likely though.


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