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Dec 14

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 8

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Administration , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review Due to the holiday week, this part will be shorter than usual. In Parts 1 through 7 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, […]

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Dec 07

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 7

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Administration , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 through 6 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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Nov 30

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 6

By Jeffry Schwartz | Indexes , Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 through 5 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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Nov 30

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 5

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review Due to the holiday week, this part will be shorter than usual. In Parts 1 through 4 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID […]

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Jun 02

Query Tuning and Missing Index Recommendations

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Overview Most analysts are familiar with missing index recommendations provided by SQL Server when query plans are displayed within SSMS or reported by various missing index DMVs. Several questions arise concerning these recommendations: What determines whether a column becomes a key or included in the new index? Where does the ordering of the included columns […]

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May 19

SQL 2017 Is On The Way!!

By Lori Brown | CTP , SQL 2017 , SQL Server

–By Lori Brown  @SQLSupahStah SQL Server 2017 is rolling our way like a big ole train. And, with the new features that are going to be available there may be quite a few shops that want to jump onboard. As of this writing SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 is available for download and testing. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2017-ctp/ […]

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Apr 13

List Tables That May Be Over Indexed

By Lori Brown | Beginner , Helpful Scripts , Performance Tuning , SQL Administration , SQL Server , Tip of the Month

While not having enough indexes can be bad for query performance, having too many indexes can also be just as bad. Use the query below to get a list of tables in your database that has more than 10 indexes. — Tables with large number of indexes select t.name as TablesWithLargeNumInx, count(i.name) as CountIndexes from […]

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