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Introducing the Set-based Loop

Set-based programming doesn’t mean “no loops” or a single statement. Finding out the best ways to traverse a full hierarchy.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2015/07/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: set-based loop
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Analyzing I/O Performance for SQL Server

Inadequate storage is one of the most common bottlenecks seen in subsystem performance. There are a number of reasons for poor storage performance, but measuring it and understanding what needs to be measured and monitored is always a useful exercise.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/07/21 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: performance
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Testing SQL Server Backup Performance with Trace Flag 3042

Starting with SQL Server 2008 a new feature which allowed us to create compressed backup files by pre-allocating space. This tip will look at the performance impacts of disabling pre-allocation of space using the 3042 SQL Server trace flag.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/19 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: trace flag
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Identifying Start Dates not Aligned with End Dates on a Prior Row

When effective end dates don't align properly with effective start dates for subsequent rows, what are you to do?  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Understanding Graphical Execution Plans - Part 1: Explaining the Plan

Understanding execution plans is a good basic skill for all DBA's and SQL developers. Darren White gives us an overview of what execution plans are in SQL Server and how they are used.  Read more...
By Darren White 2015/02/13 (first published: 2014/02/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execution plan
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Performance of the SQL MERGE vs. INSERT/UPDATE

The SQL MERGE statement offers convenience, safety and elegance, but how does it perform compared to other methods?  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/02/06 (first published: 2013/10/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: merge
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Grant Fritchey Reviews Minion Reindex

Grant Fritchey reviews Midnight DBA's Minion Reindex, a highly customizable set of scripts that take on the task of rebuilding and reorganizing your indexes.   Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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SQL Server 2014 Checklist for Performance

A checklist to help optimize the performance of SQL Server   Read more...
By Rudy Panigas 2014/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance
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The Ins and outs of In-Memory OLTP

As you may know, SQL Server is a very robust database, but SQL server has its performance bottlenecks. With the introduction of In-Line memory OLTP, there is a chance to get rid of the performance bottlenecks   Read more...
By Roy Ernest 2014/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: microsoft sql server
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Using DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS When Testing Performance

Over the years I've had many discussions with other SQL Server Database Administrators as to whether or not you should have the database buffer pool loaded with data pages or empty when testing queries for performance. This tip will take a look at the effects on query performance for both cases by using the DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS statement to empty the buffer pool.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/06/20 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: performance
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Finding and Eliminating Duplicate or Overlapping Indexes

Duplicate & Overlapping Indexes can be a drag on write speed and disk resources. How do we find and eliminate them quickly and effectively?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Getting the Most out of Statistics

Statistics keep track of our data and will tell SQL Server how to make the best optimization decisions. Knowing how they work can make understanding query and performance problems much easier!  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: statistics
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Cursor-Killing: Retrieving Recently Modified Data

Cursors are considered by many to be the bane of good T-SQL. What are the best ways to avoid iterative T-SQL and to write queries that look and perform beautifully? In the next part of an ongoing series, we look at ways to efficiently retrieve recently modified data.  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/06/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cursors
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Divide and Conquer - Performance Tuning

Sometimes we need to break down a complex problem into a multiple stage solution to achieve optimal performance  Read more...
By Claire Mora 2014/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Reaping the benefits of the Window functions in T-SQL

Exploring the potential benefits of the T-SQL Window functions (OVER, LAG, and LEAD) in this piece. You can learn how to achieve up to 50% performance boost by replacing a single function call.   Read more...
By Eirikur Eiriksson 2014/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Join Operations – Hash Match

The way in which SQL Server chooses to join your tables in a query can dramatically affect performance. In this article, Jason Brimhall explains how a hash match works and shows some performance numbers.  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2014/03/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execution plans
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Understanding Graphical Execution Plans - Part 1: Explaining the Plan

Understanding execution plans is a good basic skill for all DBA's and SQL developers. Darren White gives us an overview of what execution plans are in SQL Server and how they are used.  Read more...
By Darren White 2015/02/13 (first published: 2014/02/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execution plan
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 23,635 reads

Performance Tuning Through Panic

We've all been there, trying to improve performance in a panic situation and not making things better.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Performance of the T-SQL Window Functions

Window Functions in SQL greatly simplify a whole range of financial and statistical aggregations on sets of data. Because there is less SQL on the page, it is easy to assume that the performance is better too: but is it? Dwain gets out the test harness to investigate.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/02/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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The Art of Performance

Tuning a SQL Server instance and improving the way it performs is a complex task that many people struggle to complete. In this piece, Steve Jones talks about the idea that it is a science as much as an art.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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