Category Archives: Performance

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Comparing the contents of two tables

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    May 12, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been working on tuning a query for the last week and I’ve had to make several changes to the …
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  9. The risks of Delayed Durability

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    April 12, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s T-SQL Tuesday again and this month we are hosted by Jens Vestergaard (b/t) who want’s us to talk about …
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  10. TOP 1 killed my performance; Rob Farley helped me resurrect it.

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    March 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; There is no short version of this. It’s LONG. It’s interesting but you might want to skip it if …
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