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The Perfect Index

Target Audience: Database Administrators or Developers who want to create useful and thoughtfully designed indexes Abstract: Creating indexes is one of the most powerful ways to improve performance in your SQL Servers. It’s not easy to form indexes for a large and complicated query, and things only get more complicated when queries can come from…
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An introduction to partitioning

Target Audience: Database Administrators\Developers with minimal experience of partitioning in OLTP\OLAP databases. Abstract: This mainly demo based session will cover the following: An introduction to partitioning, core concepts and benefits. Choosing a Partitioning Key Creating Partition Functions & Schemes Indexing Considerations Splitting, Merging & Switching Partitions Implementing Partition Sliding Windows Filegroup Restores with Partitioning After…
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Getting Better Query Plans by Improving SQL’s Estimates

Target Audience: You want faster queries, and you’re starting to read execution plans to figure out what to do. Abstract: You’ve been writing T-SQL queries for a few years now, and when you have performance issues, you’ve been updating stats and using OPTION (RECOMPILE). It’s served you well, but every now and then, you hit…
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