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I have total of 11 years of IT experience with Application development, Database Development and Database Administration. I have worked with different version of SQL server from 7.0 to 2008.Started my carrier as VB ,VC++ and database developer in a banking sector for implementing their core banking solution. Currently working as Database Administrator with wide knowledge in performance tuning, high availability solution, troubleshooting and server monitoring. This blog is my humble attempt to share my knowledge and what I learned from my day to day work.

Archives: April 2013

SQL Server : Index at a glance

In the last ten posts, we have discussed in details about the SQL server index and its storage structure. In this post I will consolidate all the ten post for easy reference.

What is index ?
In the first post, we have discussed about index in general. We tried to…

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13 comments, 1,090 reads

Posted in PracticalSQLDba on 16 April 2013

SQL Server : Part 10: Importance of Key Column Position While Creating Index

Now we have discussed about different types of indexes in the last posts. In this post, let us discuss about the key column order (order of the column of indexes). The order of the key column of the index is decided based on the data access pattern and how do…

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8 comments, 6,077 reads

Posted in PracticalSQLDba on 16 April 2013

SQL Server : Part 9 : Filtered Index : A new way for Performance Improvemnt

Filtered index is a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2008. All the indexes that we have discussed till now were always on the entire table. In other words, Index and table will have same number of records.With filtered index, it is possible to create an index for a subset…

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7 comments, 5,547 reads

Posted in PracticalSQLDba on 8 April 2013