James Horsley (9/2/2008)
It may be better to have a different index as the clustered index - obviously this might hurt performance elsewhere so it would require testing and a lot more info re data - but e.g. if you could cluster on say a user identifier column in the table then the contention for the clustered index page would only be against the same user's inserts.
If you decide to do that, pick a nice low FILL FACTOR or the page splits will be even more painfull than the hot spot.
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
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