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Column Store vs Row Store Indexes

How does a column store index compare to a (traditional)row store index with regards to performance  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2016/12/30 (first published: 2015/05/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: columnstore index
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Tips to Optimize Your SQL Statements - Part 2

Read more tips to optimize SQL statements, specifically on a Data warehouse.  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2015/05/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
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Partitioned Views

A look at Partitioned Views, their advantages, disadvantages backed up by examples and statistics.  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2013/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: partitioned views
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Improving SSIS Update Performance

This article includes an examination of how I improved update performance. We examine four methods of loading data into a data warehouse.  Read more...
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SSIS Distributed Transactions

This article shows the steps to set-up distributed transactions for SSIS.  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2013/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dtc
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Will the FILLFACTOR Index option help to boost my database performance?  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2010/12/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: fill factor
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Ways to minimize sort operations

In this article Brian Ellul explorea how it's possible to eliminate the SORT operator (and its performance cost) on performing SELECTS statements.  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2010/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sort operator
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Tips to Optimize Your SQL Statements - Part 1

Don't blame SQL Server if your SQL Statements perform badly! But where do you start to investigate the problem? This article is a primer on were to start looking when your SQL runs slowly.  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2012/02/10 (first published: 2010/07/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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Sub query expressions vs. Joins.

Do sub query expressions introduce a performance penalty on retrieving large data sets?  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2012/01/20 (first published: 2010/07/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: table spool operator
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