There are cases when SQL Server doesn’t normally realize it can rely on index order, but you can make the platform realize it with some extra manipulation and creativity. This article is the first in a two-part series in which I describe such...
Why is it important to note the distinction between Enterprise and Enterprise Core editions of SQL Server? Because server utilization depends on which one you install.
It’s not uncommon for a DBA to have to remove all user connections from a database when performing certain maintenance or upgrade tasks. Here are a few methods for doing so.
This product -- the first new tool for interacting with SQL Server in over a decade -- is the next step towards modernizing the dated SQL Server Management Studio tool.
Statistics can be automatically generated and updated depending upon certain conditions set at the database level. But sometimes it makes sense to manually add statistics objects to your tables & indexes in Microsoft SQL Server.
Why are statistics so critical? Because without this insight into how your data is distributed in your tables and indexes, the SQL Server Query Optimizer (QO) would not have any understanding of how your data is distributed.
The challenge involves an undirected cyclic graph that represents pairs of connected nodes that have some kind of a relationship between them. The goal is to group all nodes that are connected either directly or indirectly (transitively).
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