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SQL Server vs SQL Server v.Next

An introduction to the basics of current SQL Server vs v.Next Performance Testing.  Read more...
By Henrico Bekker 2017/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: vnext
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Compression and its Effects on Performance

Erin Stellato takes a look at the new COMPRESS and DECOMPRESS functions, comparing their impact on space and performance to traditional data compression.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/15 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: compression
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How Incorrect SQL Server Table Statistic Estimates Can Cause Slow Query Execution

Ben Snaidero explains that if you are updating your SQL Server table statistics nightly, but still seeing occasional poor performance with some of the queries being executed against my database, statistics could be the issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/09 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: performance
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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 2017/02/03 (first published: 2013/10/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: merge
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Disconnecting SQL Server connections after query execution

One way to improve SQL Server performance is to use as few resources as possible. In this post Rahul Mehta demonstrates how you can do this by disconnecting queries post-execution with a simple change in SSMS.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/21 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: performance
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Better Coding, More Savings

The way we write code impacts our users, but it can also impact our wallet, especially in cloud computing. Steve Jones wonders how many people bother to profile and test their code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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5 Advantages of Load Balancing For IT Companies

As an IT company, it is crucial that you maintain uptime and monitor the performance of various processes. By making database load balancing a key element, you can ensure that your processes and websites run smoothly. Tony Branson explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/11/24 | Source: Database Journal | Category: performance
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What's Your Backup Speed?

This week Steve Jones has a bit of a competition. Share with him how fast you can back up a 1TB database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Server Hardware or Coffee?

Today Steve Jones looks at the relative cost of hardware and how we sometimes cause ourselves issues by not spending enough.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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 2016/10/07 (first published: 2015/07/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: set-based loop
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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 2016/07/08 (first published: 2014/06/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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A Comparison of JDBC Drivers for MySQL

A brief comparison of three different JDBC Drivers built for connecting with MySQL  Read more...
By Jerod Johnson 2016/05/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: jdbc
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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 2016/05/13 (first published: 2014/03/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execution plans
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Performance Surprises and Assumptions : DATEADD()

Aaron Bertrand explores yet another scenario where a date/time function seems to cause the optimizer to behave unexpectedly.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/12 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: dateadd
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GUI Enhancement on Instant File Initialization (IFI) in SQL Server 201

Ability to enable Instant File Initialization during the installation of SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
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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 2016/04/22 (first published: 2014/03/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Performance Surprises and Assumptions: STRING_SPLIT

SQL Server 2016 RC0 introduces a new native string splitting function, STRING_SPLIT. In this article, Aaron Bertrand compares its performance to existing methods.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/06 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: string_split
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Sparse Columns in SQL Server : Impact on Time & Space

Erin Stellato (@erinstellato) looks into sparse columns in SQL Server – the changes to space requirements and the impact on the write portion of your workload.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/03/15 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: performance
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Foreign Key Indexes and Binding

Understand what FK's do and how they use indexes. Then use my script to see if they're using good indexes.  Read more...
By Steve Hood 2016/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: foreign keys (fk)
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Combining R and SQL Server to diagnose performance bottlenecks

Using clustering algorithms to analyse index usage data from SQL Server’s DMVs & simplify complex performance investigations.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2017/05/29 (first published: 2015/12/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance
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