Alex Kuznetsov's team of developers are geared to doing rapid development of database applications in a busy corporate setting, yet take considerable time over meticulous database design, extensive constraints, automated tests, error logs, and defensive coding. Why? Because it cuts down on the subsequent need for maintenance.
I have a database which has several tables that have very heavy write operations. These table are very large and some are over a hundred gigabytes. I noticed performance of this database is getting slower and after some investigation we suspect that the Auto Update Statistics function is causing a performance degradation.