Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?, in this session I discussed the patterns around non-clustered indexes and why you might choose which patterns for … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

Webcast Follow-Up: Choosing Your Clustered Index

Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled Choosing Your Clustered Index, in this session I discussed the patterns around choosing clustered indexes and why you might choose one pattern over another. … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: Choosing Your Clustered Index

Can You Dig It? – Find All Plans for a Database

With today's SQL Server instances, there easily be anywhere from a dozen to a hundred databases on a single SQL Server instance.  In fact, on my laptop, I currently have almost two dozen databases and these are just from working on projects. Setup a SharePoint server and add a few sites and you'll easily see … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Find All Plans for a Database

Q&A From “5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing”

A few weeks back spoke at a Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on indexing that was titled 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing. The abstract for the sessions is: Sometimes the hardest performance issues in your environment have simple solutions. One of these simple solutions is through properly indexing the database. In this session, we’ll look … Continue reading Q&A From “5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing”

Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

This past Tuesday, I delivered a presentation for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's. The session I delivered was 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing. The abstract for the sessions is: Sometimes the hardest performance issues in your environment have simple solutions. One of these simple solutions is through properly indexing the database. In this … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

My TechEd Presentation: Indexing Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server

This past Monday, I presented at TechEd North America for the first time.  The session presented was Indexing Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server.  Indexing is such a huge topic, that it was hard to boil down the fundamentals to a 75-minute presentation, but based on responses I think the resulting session was pretty good. If … Continue reading My TechEd Presentation: Indexing Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server

Index Analysis May Update

Seems I managed to make it through all of April without an update to the index analysis stored procedure.  It wasn't for lack of using it with clients, but a lack of time to get the changes out the door. A few months back, I added the option to look at just duplicate index or … Continue reading Index Analysis May Update