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Aaron Bertrand explains what the SP_ prefix is and discusses the performance issues with using it when you call a stored procedure. He also mentions a blog post he wrote about the SP_ prefix, which can be found at SQLPerformance.com/sp_prefix.
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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline begin their series on query tuning best practices. They go over some tips and tricks for writing queries. First, Kevin spends a little time on how to approach your ...
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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue their series on query tuning best practices. Kevin starts by talking about what you should include in test harnesses for testing your SQL code and how to i...
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Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline discuss some of the advantages for specifying the schema when creating, altering and referencing objects. They discuss how specifying a schema can affect performance and how important it is for security. They also use demos to illustrate the importance.
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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue talking about query tuning best practices. In this video, they continue to discuss more patterns and anti-patterns. Aaron starts out by going over why you ...
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Aaron Bertrand goes over the differences between SP_EXECUTESQL and EXEC(...). He also provides a demo to show why he likes one more than the other.
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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue their series on query tuning best practices. In the webinar, they continue to discuss some additional patterns, things that do well and make your SQL code...
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During this 1 hour webcast, Brent Ozar and Tim Ford provide an overview of what each DBA should consider with SQL Server query plans. Aaron Bertrand shows the capabilities within SQL Server Management Studio and then demonstrates how SQL Sentry Plan Explorer can make query plan analysis so much easier. Steve Wright expands on that theme by showing the integration points and enhanced capabilities with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor.
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Aaron Bertrand discusses the issues of using the “Kitchen Sink” procedure, which is a stored procedure with massive dynamic search parameters. He shows examples of why the procedure is bad and ways to work around it.
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Paul Randal of SQLskills shows how to analyze what's using space in tempdb, and provides an overview of how to use SQL Sentry Plan Explorer in the investigation. Immerse yourself in SQL Server with the SQLskills...
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Aaron Bertrand discusses the issues of using the MERGE statement. He also gives a few ways to avoid using it.
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Plan Explorer takes plan analysis to an entirely new level by making it easy to snap to the most expensive operator inside of an execution plan, change the default display to show cumulative costs instead of per...