Category Archives: Performance

  1. Increasing and decreasing the performance level of your Azure SQL Database

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    March 29, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the big benefits of Azure, and in fact any of the cloud offerings I’ve seen, is the ability …
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  2. Queries with optional parameters

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    February 27, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    These are those queries where you are pulling for, let’s say, a first name, a last name, a state, and/or …
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  3. Lead Blocker

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    January 18, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Blocking is just part of life I’m afraid. Because we have locks (and yes we have to have them, and …
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  4. Reload a table quickly.

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    November 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes loading new data or even changes into a table just isn’t going to work. You need a complete reload. …
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  5. SQLSkills waits and latches library

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    November 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQLSkills is an amazing resource for the SQL Server community. Between their blogs, white papers, and the SQLSkills Insider emails …
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  6. New indexes, hypothetically

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    November 2, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I saw something like this the other day. My first thought was “Hu, never seen that before.” My second thought …
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  7. Natural vs Artificial Primary Keys

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    August 29, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    There has been a long standing debate over the use of a natural primary key vs an artificial one. I …
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  8. RBAR vs Batch

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    August 17, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Many years ago Jeff Moden (of SQL Server Central fame) came up with the concept of RBAR. Row-By-Agonizing-Row. At it’s …
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  9. Is the network your last performance bottleneck?

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    July 18, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s say your company relies on the cloud for its servers (or maybe not, on premise networks have more options …
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  10. Altering a column in a large table: A case study

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    July 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Fair warning, this is a discussion piece. I had a task, I went through several possibilities and I’m going to …
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