5 MCM Readiness Indexing Videos You Should Watch

Earlier this year, I finally passed the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SQL Server 2008 certification.  In the process of preparing for the MCM lab portion, I did a lot of studying.  One of the my key resources, were the MCM Readiness Videos that SQLSkills put together a couple years back. The thing is, even if … Continue reading 5 MCM Readiness Indexing Videos You Should Watch

Index Analysis Update – January 2012

In the past couple weeks, I've gotten a couple reports of issues with sp_indexanalysis.  The update today fixes those issues.  It's fun to finally be playing with these scripts again.  I'm hoping to start writing blog posts showing the scripts in action in the next couple weeks. INDEX ANALYSIS UPDATES The main updates to the … Continue reading Index Analysis Update – January 2012

Can You Dig It? – Researching Index Scans

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. It’s been a while since the last plan cache series post.   In the last few posts, I was focusing on specific attributes.  Instead of continuing on that vein, I want to cover a use case that fit … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Researching Index Scans

Can You Dig It? – Plan Cache Series

A few PASS Summit’s ago, I became interested in the information available in the Plan Cache.  As part of that interest, I started digging into the plan cache to  find out what is there and available to be pulled out. Some of those investigations led to a few presentations; which have in turn led to … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Plan Cache Series

Can You Dig It? – Find Estimated Cost

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. It’s the eighth post in the plan cache series.  I hadn’t expect to take as many days off from this due to the 31 Days of SSIS, but that one had a stricter time table that I … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Find Estimated Cost

Can You Dig It? – Find Estimated RowCounts

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. She can dig it! D Sharon Pruitt It’s the eighth post in the plan cache series.  I took a few days off to start up a new blog series, I had considered holding that series until March … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Find Estimated RowCounts

Can You Dig It? – StmtSimple Element

We’re up to the seventh post on the in the plan cache series.  This time we’ll be talking about the last of the possible children for the Statements elements – the StmtSimple element.  StmtSimple, commonly referred to as statement simple, can contain the plan information for a query plan, a store procedure, or a user … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – StmtSimple Element

Can You Dig It? – StmtCursor and StmtReceive Elements

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. She can dig it! D Sharon Pruitt A few posts ago in the plan cache series I discussed the children for the Statements element.  I’ve gotten through two of the elements and in this post we’ll be … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – StmtCursor and StmtReceive Elements

Can You Dig It? – StmtCond Element

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. She can dig it! D Sharon Pruitt A couple posts ago in the plan cache series I discussed the children for the Statements element.  This next post will focus on the second of the five possible child … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – StmtCond Element

Can You Dig It? – StmtUseDb Element

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. She can dig it! D Sharon Pruitt The last post in the plan cache series discussed the children for the Statements element.  As I noted in that post, there are five possible children.  This post will focus … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – StmtUseDb Element