A Second March ‘Index Analysis’ Update

After this month's Index Analysis update, I was contacted by a reader about the index analysis script.  Reader Dick Baker let me know that he found and had a fix for an issue with the missing_index_impact column.  Thanks to Dick for this fix. If you find issues or have suggestions for changes to the script, please … Continue reading A Second March ‘Index Analysis’ Update

Index Analysis March Update

In yesterdays duplicate index blog post, I mentioned that there would be an update to the index analysis stored procedure today.  Without further ado, you can jump to the bottom and download it.  There are a few things I've fixed from comments from people using the script and then major change is the addition of … Continue reading Index Analysis March Update

That’s Actually A Duplicate Index

As I've worked with clients on performance tuning through index improvements, one of the common areas that I discuss with them are duplicate indexes.  The problem with duplicate indexes is that they are pointless and redundant.  All they provide is an additional physical copy of the index and all you get is another index for … Continue reading That’s Actually A Duplicate Index

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